Patient, emergency attendant killed in ambulance crash in Las Vegas

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

An American Medical Response ambulance crashed early Tuesday morning in Las Vegas, killing a patient and first responder onboard, reports Fox 5 Las Vegas.

The emergency transport vehicle was transporting a nonambulatory patient to a care facility when it hydroplaned, crossed the road embankment and rolled over on Las Vegas Boulevard. Nevada Highway Patrol reported the crash around 12:44 a.m. 

Authorities pronounced the patient and one AMR employee dead at the scene. The ambulance's driver, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was taken to Las Vegas-based University Medical Center for treatment.

Nevada Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, but cited weather as a factor. 

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