On 1-19-2019 at 4:48 PM, Berrien County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident, involving a Pride Care Ambulance, at I-94 west-bound in Watervliet Township.
On scene it was determined that Paramedics from Pride Care Ambulance were in the midst of non-priority transport of a patient to Spectrum Lakeland in St. Joseph, when their driver lost control of the ambulance in slush/snow on the shoulder of the interstate. The driver lost control of the ambulance, causing the vehicle to roll over.
Medic Andrew Sack, a 22 year old of Battle Creek, MI sustained lacerations to his head during the roll-over. The patient in the ambulance was a 69 year old female of Watervliet, MI. The driver, Medic Kyle Robertson, a 21 year old of Bangor, MI, reported being shook-up, but did not sustain any apparent injuries.
A second Pride Care Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, and transported the original patient and the two additional Medics to Spectrum Lakeland in St. Joseph. All injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
I-94 was closed to west-bound traffic for approximately 1 hour; but has since re-opened.
This accident was investigated by Deputies with the Sheriff’s Watervliet Township Patrol. Assisting at the scene were Deputies with the Sheriff’s Road Patrol, Watervliet Police, Coloma Township Police, Pokagon Tribal Police, Watervliet Township Fire, and Pride Care Ambulance.