Mayor Must Intervene In Ambulance Shortage, Inspector General SaysFor years, the 2 Investigators have been reporting on excessive Chicago ambulance response times that can endanger people with medical emergencies.
Man Tries To Shame Paramedic On Break; She Turns It Into A PositiveA man jeered at Meagan Ryan and her partner: "Working real hard, right?" Actually, EMS workers are allowed to take breaks like anyone else when they're waiting for emergencies, Ryan says.
Man Crashed Into Fire Truck, Ambulance In Wicker ParkAnthony Ramos, 35, was charged with aggravated DUI without a valid license; driving under the influence of alcohol; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle; and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.
Bullet Strikes Ambulance While Medics Are In BackThe ambulance, operated by the Chicago Fire Department, was shot about 5:40 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Bishop, according to fire department spokesman Will Knight. The bullet shattered the driver’s-side window, and a large caliber slug was found in the cab portion of the ambulance.
Man In Custody After Ambulance Stolen From Hospital In New Lenox A man from Manhattan, Illinois, is in police custody this morning after an ambulance was stolen from a southwest suburban hospital.
2 Investigators, BGA: Ambulance Response Times Getting Worse As Memo Aims To Quiet DispatchersThe 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.
5 Hurt In Ambulance Crash On Lake Shore DriveFive 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.
Ambulances Lose Precious Seconds When Motorists Don't Pull Over CBS 2's Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they're up against.
Two Paramedics Hurt In Hit-And-Run Ambulance CrashThe 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.
BGA, 2 Investigators: Ambulance Breakdowns Could Prove Deadly 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 Injured When Ambulance, School Bus Collide On NW Side Two people were injured when an ambulance crashed into a school bus Saturday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Off-Duty CTA Worker Suspected Of DUI In Crash With AmbulanceAn 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.