MINATARE, NE – An ambulance accident injured a fire chief and two firefighters who were responding to a crash in Scotts Bluff County Friday, according to the Star Herald.
At the time, the Minatare/Melbeta Fire Department rescue unit was headed to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the area of County Road 34 and County Road S southeast of Minatare.
Authorities said the ambulance the first responders were riding in rolled near County Road R. The three were taken to Regional West Medical Center. One of the firefighters, Lashae Ehler, was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Minatare Fire Chief Brandi Ehler and the other firefighter, Aden Taylor Sr., were treated and released from the hospital.
There was no confirmation of any injuries resulting from the previous accident, in which a vehicle was reported to be submerged in water. Authorities did say one person may have been taken to the hospital by a private party.
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