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A Chicago ambulance (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Ambulance Response Times Getting Worse As Memo Aims To Quiet Dispatchers

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.

03/25/2014

Five people were hurt when a pickup truck and a Fire Department ambulance collided on Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media)

5 Hurt In Ambulance Crash On Lake Shore Drive

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.

03/05/2014

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

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.

09/23/2013

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Two Paramedics Hurt In Hit-And-Run Ambulance Crash

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.

07/05/2013

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

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.

05/22/2013

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

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.

04/06/2013

An off-duty CTA worker driving a pickup truck crashed into an ambulance in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on March 21, 2013. The CTA worker was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty CTA Worker Suspected Of DUI In Crash With Ambulance

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.

03/21/2013

Man Jumps From Ambulance, Dies

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.

12/10/2012

John Neal (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Steals Cicero Ambulance, Arrested In Englewood

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.

10/10/2012

This Basic Life Support ambulance caused delays in the treatment of a stabbing victim, sources say. (CBS)

2 Investigators: ‘Basic’ Ambulance Delays Treatment For Wounded Man

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.

07/19/2012

Lake Shore Drive Crash

5 Hurt In Crash On Lake Shore Drive

Five people were hospitalized early Monday after a crash that reportedly involved an ambulance on Lake Shore Drive downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Cassie Weathersby, 30, is charged with stealing a Fire Department ambulance from outside the emergency room at Saint Bernard Hospital on May 27, 2012. She also was allegedly driving under the influence. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Stealing Fire Department Ambulance

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.

05/28/2012

Ambulance crash

Ambulance Crashes In Evergreen Park

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 Chicago–04/12/2011

An ambulance gets mired in snow Thursday. (CBS)

Unplowed Side Street Snarls Ambulance In Emergency

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.

02/03/2011

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Glenview Firefighters Upset By Ambulance Reduction

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.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Provident Hospital Won’t Accept Ambulance Runs

Provident Hospital of Cook County plans to drastically reduce its emergency services starting Saturday when it will no longer accept ambulance runs.

01/12/2011

Ambulance

Driver Hits Children’s Memorial Ambulance, Flees

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving an ambulance en route to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park early this morning.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2010