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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
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Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
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Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
May 26, 2005
Lowndes County - A mangled mess is all that's left of Phillip Phelps' Honda Civic. He died Wednesday night when his car was hit by an ambulance transporting a critical patient. "It sounded like a big boom and I saw the Honda flying into the ditch over there," said Artez Spates.
Artez Spates was stopped right across from Phelps at the intersection of Val-Del and North Valdosta Road. "I had my drivers side window down and I heard the siren clearly," said Spates.
But apparently Phelps didn't. When the light turned green, he pulled out into the intersection. "As soon as it pulled out, the ambulance hit it full speed and just tore it up," said Spates.
Spates says Phelps had the green light, but state troopers are still working to find out who was at fault.
When an ambulance or any other emergency vehicle comes to an intersection, it is the law that they stop. "They have to request the right of way and they may proceed if traffic is cleared," said Trooper David Mclemore.
And drivers are required to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle. The problem is, we're often distracted and don't see or hear one coming. "Don't have your radio up so loud, you need to pull to the right of the road and be aware of your surroundings because there might be more coming in the same direction," said Mclemore.
After witnessing such a tragic accident, it's a lesson Spates won't soon forget. "It doesn't make a difference if you have a green light, you should take time and give yourself a couple of seconds because you never know, someone could be trying to beat traffic or an ambulance could be coming and you might not hear it," said Spates.
Because it's vital that emergency responders get to their destination quickly, but even more important that they get there safely.
The driver of the Regional EMS ambulance, 39-year-old Wyona Diego, and her two passengers weren't seriously injured in the crash.