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December 28, 2013
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Tractor-trailer rear-ends ambulance in Windsor

A tractor-trailer rear-ended a University of Colorado Health ambulance responding to a traffic crash about 9:45 a.m. near the intersection of Colo. 392 and Weld County Road 27 in Windsor.

Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Todd Vess said the ambulance was stopped in traffic about 400 yards from the scene of the wreck when a tractor-trailer failed to stop and rear-ended the ambulance. He said the impact mostly damaged the rear end and side of the ambulance.

A paramedic and emergency medical technician stationed on ambulance at the time of the wreck were transported to Medical Center of the Rockies with non-life-threatening injuries, Vess said.

He said the wreck wouldn’t impact ambulance service in Windsor, as the service has a back-up ambulance it can use.

The fire department and UC Health reached an agreement earlier this year for ambulance services for Windsor. Under the agreement, UC Health emergency responders operate the ambulances, which are owned by the fire department and stationed in Windsor.

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