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Mohawk Ambulance Service Vehicle Involved in Accident in Duanesburg

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Just after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, one of our vehicles was involved in an accident while transporting a patient along Western Turnpike in Duanesburg. Our vehicle went off the road while traveling eastbound, striking a tree. Following this accident, the patient being transported tragically passed away.

“On behalf of Mohawk Ambulance Service and all of our employees, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family in this very difficult time,” said James P. McPartlon, III, president, Mohawk Ambulance Service. “Safety and patient care remain our top priority and we commit to holding our employees to the highest standards. We are working in full cooperation with law enforcement and together our agencies are investigating what happened surrounding this terrible event.”

The two Mohawk Ambulance employees in the vehicle at the time of the accident are currently being treated for injuries also sustained as a result of the accident. Their identities and condition will not be released. Please note that due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot release any information regarding the patient involved.

 

STATEMENT

At approximately 5:15 p.m. this evening (May 24, 2017), one of our ambulances was involved in an accident while transporting a patient along Western Turnpike in Duanesburg. We are cooperating with law enforcement as they investigate. We will release further information as it becomes available.

(UPDATE) We have learned that the patient being transported by our ambulance involved in the accident this evening in Duanesburg has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and we offer our heartfelt condolences in this very difficult time.

James P. McPartlon, III
President
Mohawk Ambulance Service

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