2 injured during Ambulance vs. deer collision in Page County


November 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people in an ambulance suffered possible/unknown injuries after the vehicle struck a deer Tuesday evening, in Page County. Sheriff’s Officials said Wednesday, that the 2011 Ford F-450 Life-Line Ambulance driven by 53-year old Rodney Riley, of Essex, was traveling north on Highway 71 at around 5:35-p.m., when a deer ran from the east ditch and onto the road, as the ambulance was crossing a bridge. The vehicle struck the animal head-on, causing $15,000 damage. Riley and his front seat passenger, 47-year old Calvin Kinney, of Essex, were transported by Clarinda EMS to the Clarinda Regional Health Center to be checked for possible injuries. Both men were wearing their seat belts.