Ambulance involved in injury accident in Monticello

Over the weekend an ambulance was involved in injury accident in neighboring Wayne County, according to Z93 Radio in Monticello.

At approximately 5:12 p.m. Saturday, October 1st, the Monticello-Wayne County 911 Dispatch Center began receiving calls reporting a collision with injuries involving a Wayne County EMS unit and a pickup truck at the intersection of North Main Street and the KY 90 bypass.

The preliminary investigation showed the ambulance was eastbound on KY 90, conducting an emergency transport of a patient from the Wayne County Hospital to a Lexington hospital with its emergency lights and siren in operation and slowing down as it approached the intersection as the traffic light was red. A 2001 Dodge pickup operated by Abe Henson, 49, of Monticello, was traveling northbound on North Main Street, proceeding through the intersection to continue north on KY 1275. The vehicles collided in the intersection, with the impact knocking the ambulance onto its side.

At the time of the collision, the ambulance was being driven by EMT Elizabeth Smith with Paramedic Peggy Tucker in the rear of the ambulance treating patient Donald Spann, 77, of Monticello. Henson had one passenger in his truck, Shanna Mason, 44, also of Monticello.

Paramedic Peggy Tucker and patient Donald Spann were both airlifted to hospitals in Lexington for treatment.

EMT Elizabeth Smith, Abe Henson and Shanna Mason were all transported by ambulance to the Wayne County Hospital for treatment and observation.

The Monticello Fire Department, Wayne County EMS and Wayne County Rescue Squad also responded.