Ride home in ambulance ends in crash; Kentucky woman back in hospital

April 29, 2013 

An ambulance taking a patient from Lexington to Sandy Hook was involved in a wreck on Interstate 64 in Bath County on Monday.

The ambulance was eastbound at the 126 mile marker when the driver, emergency medical technician Kevin Smith, 22, of Morehead, lost control at 2:18 p.m., according to a news release from state police.

The vehicle hit the endcap of a guard rail, then went off the road and hit a concrete culvert.

Smith; EMT Dustin Howard, 20, of West Liberty, and the patient, Wandalene Smith, 62, of Sandy Hook were taken to St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

Wandalene Smith was then taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening and for further testing, state police said.

The two EMTs were treated at the Morehead hospital and released.

The ambulance was not making an emergency run when the accident occurred.

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