Boyle County EMS came before Boyle County Fiscal Court on Tuesday. On Aug. 4, an ambulance was involved in a wreck that caused significant damage to the vehicle. The cost to repair the ambulance will be about $85,000.
Boyle County Treasurer Mary Lynn said the repairs would have to be paid out of the EMS fund, but it would be reimbursed soon after. The EMS insurance on the ambulance has a $10,000 deductible.
Deputy Director of EMS Operations Malcolm Miller said James Lane was driving when the accident occurred. Apparently, while on Ky. 34 near the Wandering Hills subdivision, en route to bringing a critically-injured patient to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Lane tried to pass a semi-truck. The driver of the truck slowed down then stopped quickly while Lane was trying to pass. The quick stop resulted in a collision that badly damaged the ambulance box portion of the truck. Miller said the cab also had some damage. He also said if the truck had continued slowly, the pass could have been made with no incident.