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Pedestrian flown to hospital after being struck by ambulance

Posted at 9:22 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 14:58:53-05

GARRISON, Md (WMAR) — A pedestrian is injured after being struck by an ambulance on Wednesday night in Garrison. Baltimore County Police say the 33-year-old man was not in the crosswalk as he was trying to cross Reisterstown Road. He remains in critical condition at Shock Trauma.

The incident reportedly happened on the northbound side of Reisterstown Road near McDonough Road.

Baltimore County Fire officials say ambulance unit 19, out of the Garrison station was returning from a patient transport when it struck an adult male pedestrian.

A medic and EMT on board the ambulance immediately called for assistance and rendered aid. The pedestrian was reportedly driven to McDonough School where a helicopter awaited to transport the victim to Shock Trauma, where he is listed in stable condition. Neither of the EMS staff were injured.

According to a spokeswoman, the fire department will offer critical incident stress management to the crews involved, "This is a very difficult call for them, we're in the business of saving lives so to be involved in something like this is an extremely stressful event."

Officials say the ambulance wasn't operating in an emergency capacity at the time of the crash.

A Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating the incident.