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Virginia EMT Spared In Fatal Ambulance Accident

A Virginia EMT who was involved in a fatal ambulance accident in May has been found guilty of improper driving, but has avoided several more serious charges.

Justin Kidd, 25, was driving a Campbell County ambulance on May 3, 2012 when it collided with a vehicle driven by a retired Lynchburg firefighter, Dean Anders, 69. Andres died at the scene. The accident happened at an intersection controlled by a traffic light, and allegedly the ambulance was not using its red lights and siren while transporting a patient to the hospital.

Kidd was charged with reckless driving, and Anders’ family wanted him charged with involuntary manslaughter. However, the witnesses differed about who ran the red light. In the end, the judge found Kidd guilty only of improper driving and fined him $25. The case was decided this week in Lynchburg.WSET.com – ABC13

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  • David Foust

    Heartbreaking and completely unfair.