Framingham woman charged in Milford ambulance crash
Reported by Adam Harding
A Framingham woman has been charged in the crash with an ambulance in Milford on Tuesday that killed the patient inside.
The police were able to file charges so quickly because the crash was all captured on surveillance video and by a witness’ cell phone camera.
“The driver was focused on the patient in the back. The other paramedic was obviously in the back, pretty banged up,” said Barry Desruisseaux, who took photos of the incident.
According to police, the driver of a black Mercedes ran into the ambulance and sent it spinning, bringing it dangerously close to the guardrail on Route 140, killing the patient inside.
"People just sometimes don't stop, they just sometimes go right through it. Once I heard it I just couldn't believe it. Ambulances go through here all the time because this is the main route to the hospital," Jeff Barton, a man who lives nearby, said.
The 58-year-old Upton woman was on her way back from dialysis when the ambulance got hit. Her husband said that she was a wonderful mother and wife.
The 61-year-old driver of the Mercedes was charged with motor vehicular homicide and failure to yield. She is expected to be summonsed to court soon and could face more charges.
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