Horrible: Patient Killed in Ambulance Explosion in Hawaii

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What began as a routine call ended with one man dead and a paramedic having to fight for his life. An investigation is now underway to find out what triggered the fire and potential explosion on an ambulance.

As the ambulance approached the hospital, a fire started out in the back, killing the patient. The paramedic who was treating him was seriously injured.

The EMT driving the ambulance was able to exit safely. Their names are being withheld in order to protect the privacy of their families.

The 91-year-old man, who was a passenger in the ambulance, was declared dead at the scene. The paramedic who was treating the patient in the ambulance suffered serious injuries. He had first been medically treated at Adventist Health Castle before being transferred to a secondary emergency room by EMS.

The critically injured paramedic is being treated at the Straub Medical Center Burn Unit. In terms of the possible cause of the explosion, EMS stated that all possibilities are being explored and that they have requested assistance from some national agencies.

The injured paramedic had been with Honolulu EMS for eight years, according to EMS.

EMS personnel stated that they had never seen anything comparable to it. When the ambulance caught fire, the EMT who was driving leapt out to assist the patient and the paramedic.

Although the Honolulu Fire Department is in charge of the investigation, EMS stated that the city has contacted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.



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