More details are now known about the vehicle versus ambulance wreck in Elkton Wednesday afternoon.
The incident happened around 3pm at the intersection of South Streets Avenue and West Main Street, according to Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin, who says 18-year old Christina Wilkerson of Coal Bank Road, Sharon Grove failed to yield the right of way and turned into the path of the ambulance on Main.
Todd County EMT Jason Heltsley of Russellville was operating the ambulance and was unable to avoid hitting the Wilkerson vehicle. The ambulance was on a call, but was not using its emergency equipment according to Ambulance Service Director Locky Beasley.
Heltsley and fellow EMT, Jared Southerland of Beachmont, were taken to Logan Memorial Hospital. Southerland had a compression fracture to the “T-spine” and Heltsley had minor abrasions to the face and arm.
Ms. Wilkerson and passenger 21-year old David Driskill of her same address, were treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Chief Marklin said no charges were filed in connection with the incident.
Beasley is uncertain of the status of the ambulance involved, but has contacted multiple collision centers to get estimates. The all-important “box” portion of the ambulance was not damaged.