Granite Falls, NC – At approximately 8:45 p.m. on October 12, 2020, a Caldwell County EMS ambulance — transporting a patient emergency traffic to an area hospital — was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of southbound Hickory Boulevard (U.S. Highway 321) and Pinewood Road in the Granite Falls community of Caldwell County.
Two EMS technicians were on-board the ambulance at the time of the collision, as well as the patient being transported. The crew involved in the collision continued patient care throughout the incident as well as assisted in evaluating the other drivers involved and providing vital information to responding units. A total of three patients, including the two EMS personnel, were transported to local hospitals. Injuries of the patients range from minor to moderate. Both EMS personnel have been treated and released; the driver of the passenger truck and transfer truck both refused treatment and transport on scene.
Caldwell County EMS was assisted by Granite Falls Fire Department, Granite Falls Police Department, Town of Granite Falls Public Works, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP).
The Granite Falls Police Department, with assistance from the NCSHP, is conducting an accident investigation regarding the incident.