• September 01, 2022

Four Injured in Ambulance Overturn Accident on US-62 in Terry County, TX

Terry County, TX — August 31, 2022, four people were injured when an ambulance overturned on U.S. Highway 62 in Terry County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 5:00 p.m. along US-62 near Wellman. Preliminary investigation suggests the ambulance was traveling to a Lubbock hospital with an attendant, a teen patient and their mother riding inside. For unknown reasons the ambulance driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over in the road.

All four occupants of the ambulance reportedly received minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

The investigation is ongoing, including whether rainstorms in the area might have played a part in the crash.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Ambulance Rollover on US-62 in Terry County

It seems like there's still a lot of work to do here to figure out exactly what happened, but in the meantime at least there's some silver lining in that nobody seems to have been badly hurt. Having said that, I'm always a little hesitant to take that at face value right after a crash--particularly when a young teen is among the injured.

Even when reports say everyone's injuries were minor, it's important to take the accident seriously--particularly since injuries affect children differently as they grow. An adult might shrug off a so-called "minor" injury, but if proper care isn't taken a child's body might heal from it incorrectly. That can cause serious problems down the road, by which time it may be too late to get evidence about the crash and secure help.

Taking appropriate steps and gathering evidence now helps ensure that kids' families are prepared to help them, even as they hope it won't ultimately be necessary. "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst," as they say, and crashes like this are no exception.

Teen, Three Adults Injured in Ambulance Rollover Wreck on US-62 in Terry County, TX
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