Warren County EMS is being allowed to retrieve its ambulance, or what’s left of it, after an interstate wreck in Nashville on March 31.
“They released it to us on Thursday,” said EMS director Preston Denney, who gave an update during a county Safety Committee meeting Monday. “We have to get a check cut to pay the storage bill in Nashville to the police department.”
Commissioner Carl D. Bouldin asked, “They held it, but they’re going to charge you for storage?”
Denney shook his head in confirmation, “Yep, $44 a day.”
The wreck involved two ambulance service employees who were returning from transporting a patient to a Nashville hospital. They were traveling eastbound on Interstate 24 toward Manchester.
According to Metro Nashville Police, Cornelius Hurt, 29, of Nashville was critically injured when the ambulance struck his Nissan Altima, which was stopped on the shoulder from a wreck moments earlier. The two ambulance occupants weren't seriously injured.
The ambulance is being hauled to Select-Tech Inc. which the department has worked with in the past for ambulance repairs.
“They didn’t total it,” said Denney of the insurance claim. “They said there wasn’t enough damage to total it. The box had only minor stuff so we have to do a remount on it.”