Ambulance Ends Up In Metairie Canal

An EMT and a patient were rescued from an ambulance after it slid into a Metairie canal Monday.

Fox 8 reports:

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. near the intersection of Aztec and West Esplanade Avenue in Bucktown.

Police say an East Jefferson EMS unit picked up and elderly man on Smith Drive in Metairie and was transporting him to East Jefferson Medical Center for tests.

The EMT driving the unit said that as he was turning onto West Esplanade, he had to swerve to keep from striking another vehicle which turned in front of him.  While doing so, the EMS truck struck the curb, turned on its side, and slid partially into the drainage canal on West Esplanade.

Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Photo: Fox 8

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