Ambulance in accident while transporting burn victim

December 7, 2007

AIKEN, S.C.---It was not the luckiest of days for one man in Aiken. It all started with a small explosion that caught his pants on fire.

A small can exploded at B&B Glass on Park Avenue, catching a man's pants on fire and burning his legs.

An ambulance picked up the man to transport him to the MCG Burn Unit. But on the way there, the ambulance was involved in a three-vehicle accident.

The ambulance was heading north on Highway 19 when a 1989 Chevrolet Impala driven by Richard Satterwhite of North Augusta pulled out in front of it from Sassafras Road. A 2004 Dodge pickup truck driven by James Ford of North Augusta then hit the Impala.

Another ambulance arrived on the scene to take the burn patient to the hospital.

Satterwhite was charged with failure to yield the right of way.

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  • by Donna Location: Augusta on Dec 18, 2007 at 07:20 PM
    The patient may have been taken to MCG, but they were not taken to the MCG Burn Unit because they do not have one. The only burn unit in the Augusta area is the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, the largest Burn Center in the United States. I am surprised that as a local news station that covers stories for the JMS Burn Center, that you did not verify your facts before airing them.
  • by carrie Location: aiken on Dec 7, 2007 at 03:30 PM
    I think that comment made by that one viewer was wrong!! Yes i get mad when a show it interrupted but that is your job to keep us updated!! What if someone's family member was on it and they couldn't get a hold of them? They depend on you because you let us know if anyone is injured!!!!! What if it was their family member on that plane I bet they would change their view on the whole thing!!!!
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