Niagara ambulance strikes deer, then hit from behind by passing car

CKTB - NEWS - Ambulance Hit Oct 2019

Some scary moments for Niagara paramedics after an ambulance hit a deer on the QEW, and was then hit from behind by another vehicle.

Officials say the ambulance struck a deer while transporting a patient to hospital around 3:50 a.m. yesterday morning. 

The patient and paramedics were not hurt.

The paramedics quickly removed the patient from the ambulance when they noticed smoke coming from the engine.

Once the patient was out of harm's way, the ambulance was hit from behind by a passing vehicle.

Paramedics assessed the driver, who was then taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Niagara EMS officials say, "We wish our paramedics and both patients well. We cannot stress enough the importance of slowing down and moving over for emergency vehicles, regardless of the time or location."