Jefferson Co. ambulance crash causes injuries

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-10 04:34:55-04

JEFFERSON CO., Fla. -- An ambulance transporting a patient crashed in Jefferson County Tuesday evening, according to Florida troopers.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Marker 234 Interstate 10. EMS worker Heidi Siples was transporting a patient from Tallahassee to Gainsville when troopers say a tire tread separation and explosion caused her to lose control of the ambulance.  The vehicle crossed the median and westbound lanes before entering the north shoulder of the highway. The ambulance then struck several trees before it stopped.

Siples, 38, suffered minor injuries. A passenger, 38-year-old Charles C. Gerz, was seriously injured. Another passenger, 50-year-old Clay Parker, also suffered minor injuries.