Police: No evidence to hold ambulance driver, company at fault in accident

- An update to a story first reported by FOX 5 News back in June about an accident investigation involving a woman in a pickup truck and an ambulance.

The Sandy Springs Police Department was looking into Laura Norton’s claim an ambulance struck her pickup along Interstate 285.

The accident report obtained by FOX 5 News this week stated the evidence does not support holding the ambulance driver or his company, EMS of Georgia at fault in the accident. The report is now listed as inactive.

In the report, the Sandy Springs investigator spoke to Norton and wrote: “she stated that she did not specifically see the ambulance strike her.”

The report also stated damage from two hooks from the ambulance would have had three possible contact points that were not there.

EMS of Georgia Released a statement to FOX 5 Atlanta which reads in part:

“From the beginning, we stood behind our employees and immediately began an internal investigation. In addition, we cooperated and worked diligently, over the past several weeks, with the Sandy Springs Police Department regarding this investigation.

“Safety, of our patients, paramedics, EMT's and the communities we serve, is our number one priority! We fully supported our Paramedic driving the ambulance on that day and are glad to know that this was indeed a case of mistaken identity. We were also glad to hear that Ms. Norton was not injured in the incident.”

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