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Paramedics injured when Edgecombe ambulance flips

Posted September 21, 2009 9:58 a.m. EDT
Updated September 21, 2009 5:12 p.m. EDT

— Two Edgecombe County emergency medical workers were injured early Monday when their ambulance overturned near Macclesfield, authorities said.

The EMTs, whose names haven't been released, were treated at Heritage Hospital and released, said Chief Karen Johnson of the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad.

The incident occurred on Stallings Road about two miles from U.S. Highway 258 at about 2 a.m., Johnson said.

The state Highway Patrol determined speed was the cause of the wreck, noting the ambulance was headed to a high-priority call and rounded a curve too quickly.