EMS ambulance broadsided by alleged drunk driver
An EMS ambulance was broadsided by an alleged drunk driver while transporting a patient early Sunday morning.
The incident happened just around 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of Vineyard and Punchbowl.
The ambulance had its siren and emergency lights activated at the time of the incident.
A 55-year-old paramedic with 17 years of service for Honolulu EMS, was in the back of the ambulance with the patient.
He suffered serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.
The Emergency Medical Technician who was driving and patient were not injured.
“We are very thankful that there was no loss of life. Our personnel, like all first responders, risk their lives everyday to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care to the residents and visitors here in Honolulu," said Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Nakano.
The ambulance sustained enough damage that it needed to be taken out of service.