This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Worst Karma Ever: Two Paramedics Injured When Hit-And-Run Driver Slams Ambulance
Somebody out there increased their bad karma factor by a zillion on Saturday after broadsiding an ambulance and fleeing the scene leaving two Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics injured as they were transporting a patient in Watts, reports LA Now.
"The ambulance was traveling south on Wilmington Avenue about 11 p.m. when it was struck by a vehicle headed west on Santa Ana Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Cy Feliciano said. The driver of the non-emergency vehicle fled on foot."
According to authorities, one of the paramedics was "knocked unconscious" and the other suffered a shoulder injury. Both were transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, treated and released, while the ambulance patient, who was reportedly unaffected by the accident, was transported to a different hospital, said a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman.
Please call the South Traffic Division detectives at (323) 290-6063 with any information regarding the accident.