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ambulance out of service from pot hole

Friday, February 23, 2018 16:15 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

An ambulance is out of service possibly for good after a striking a large pot hole near

Rolling Prairie.

LaPorte County Emergency Medical Service administrator Andrew McGuire said the driver

lost his ability to steer after striking the pot hole Wednesday at U.S 20 and Indiana 2.

The ambulance quickly veered right and down into a ditch.

McGuire said there were no patients.

Both medics on board were not injured.

McGuire said the ambulance had a flat right front tire and broken steering mechanism but he won't know if the 2009 model is totaled until the insurance adjuster presents a damage estimate.

He said the ambulance had transported a woman from a hospital to a nursing home just prior to the accident.

LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said a number of passenger vehicles have became disabled from hitting potholes recently on major arteries like U.S 20 west of Rolling Prairie and U.S 421 south of Wanatah.