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Two injured in ambulance crash

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two women were seriously injured in an ambulance crash that took place on April 15, according to State Highway Patrol crash report.  

The crash which occurred about 2:10 a.m. on U.S. 13 near Bethel also left one of the two women with a disabling injury. 

The driver, Julya Marie Powell, of 112 Curtis St., Ahoskie, was traveling south on U.S. 13 at 60 mph when she ran off the road to the right, struck a mailbox and then overturned before the ambulance came to rest in a ditch.  

At the time of impact, the ambulance was going 55 mph.  

Powell was not injured in the crash. 

The 2012 Chevrolet ambulance which is owned by Bertie Ambulance Service, sustained $8,000 in estimated damages. 

Powell was charged with failure to maintain lane control.   

As of May 9, Powell is still employed by the company.  

The State Highway Patrol investigated 20 other crashes between April 15 and April 21. Wrecks involving deer and other animals are not included.

Date Time Location Cause Number of vehicles Number of injuries
April 15 3:33 p.m. U.S. 264 Failure to reduce speed 2 0
April 15 5:05 p.m. Thermo Fisher Scientific Failure to reduce speed 3 1
April 15 5:14 p.m. Melonie Court Improper backing 1 0
April 15 5:30 p.m. U.S. 264 Improper lane change 2 0
April 16 7:47 a.m. County Home Road Failure to reduce speed 2 0
April 16 10:18 p.m. U.S. 264 Disregarded road markings 2 0
April 17 4:30 p.m. Lewis Street Failed to yield right of way 2 1
April 17 6:19 p.m. River Creek Drive Failed to yield right of way 2 3
April 17 10:38 p.m. Bostic Drive Failed to yield right of way 2 1
April 18 2:26 a.m. U.S. 264 Lane control violation 1 0
April 18 4:33 p.m. N.C. 11 Failure to reduce speed 2 2
April 18 5:35 p.m. U.S. 264 Failure to reduce speed 2 0
April 18 10:59 p.m. Jess Lang Road Exceed safe speed 1 0
April 19 7:12 a.m. Ivan Harris Road Exceed safe speed 1 0
April 19 1:15 p.m. Bunch Lane Improper backing 2 0
April 19 2:20 p.m. U.S. 264 Failure to reduce speed 2 2
April 20 1:34 p.m. Thomas Langston Road Failure to reduce speed 2 1
April 20 5:46 p.m. Lloyd Corey Road Failed to yield right of way 2 0
April 21 10:52 a.m. Fleming School Road Improper passing 2 0
April 21 12:41 p.m. Black Jack-Simpson Road Failed to yield right of way 3 2

 

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