The CBS 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association have been warning about an apparent shortage of Chicago ambulances and paramedics. The result, dangerous delays for patients needing emergency care.
Five people, including three paramedics and a newborn, were taken to hospitals after pickup truck and a Fire Department ambulance collided on Lake Shore Drive late Tuesday night.
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they’re up against.
The two paramedics were in the 300 block of South Laramie Avenue, en route to a call, when the motorist struck them about 5 a.m.
It could have been a matter of life or death last month when a city ambulance broke down while rushing a gunshot victim to a hospital for emergency care. How could that happen? Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate.
Two people were injured when an ambulance crashed into a school bus Saturday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
An off-duty CTA employee was arrested in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight, on suspicion of drunk driving, after crashing into an ambulance carrying a patient to the hospital.
A 20-year-old man died after he jumped out of an ambulance heading to a hospital on the Northwest Side Sunday morning, authorities said.
What would you do, if you needed a ride home from the hospital, but didn’t have a car? A 77-year-old Chicago man has been charged with stealing an ambulance to drive himself home.
Ambulance 85 from Chinatown was sent and started the victim on a journey spanning two different hospitals, which greatly delayed medical care. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
Five people were hospitalized early Monday after a crash that reportedly involved an ambulance on Lake Shore Drive downtown.
A 30-year-old West Side woman was driving under the influence Sunday night when, according to police, she got behind the wheel of a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside a South Side hospital, and took it for a ride, crashing it into some parked cars about a mile away.
An ambulance was involved in a crash in Evergreen Park on Tuesday morning, closing a stretch of 95th Street. No information about injuries was immediately available.
CBS’s Chopper 2 witnessed a life-and-death delay as a rescue vehicle became mired in nearly 2 feet of snow on the South Side.
Firefighters in north suburban Glenview are speaking out against a plan that would take one of the village’s ambulances out of service for half the day.
Provident Hospital of Cook County plans to drastically reduce its emergency services starting Saturday when it will no longer accept ambulance runs.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving an ambulance en route to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park early this morning.