TULSA - EMSA responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents in the Tulsa area Tuesday as roads became slick and troublesome around the rush hour.
EMSA officials say they transported 13 patients to local hospitals from 3 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Fortunately, none of the patients were in serious conditions after being involved in collisions.
Not all EMSA calls were attributed to bad weather and bad road conditions. Some of the accidents occurred on dry roads in Green Country. Weather-related accidents were listed at 19 and nine patients transported due to the inclement conditions.
EMSA serves the city of Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby and Sand Springs.
A great number of the icy road accidents occurred around the InterDispersal Loop and the Keystone Expressway (Highway 412 west) primarily on ramps and elevated surfaces.
One accident, at approximately 3:20 p.m., on southbound Highway 75 near Peoria, included a car hitting an EMSA ambulance which was off the highway responding to a car accident. The ambulance had a patient in the back of the vehicle. However, that patient was not transported to the hospital. A patient from the car that struck the ambulance from behind was transported non-emergent to a hospital.
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