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ASM Responds: Minor injuries reported in bus crash on I-384

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By Joseph Wenzel IV, News Editor


Students were injured after a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 384 in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The two-vehicle crash was reported on the westbound side of I-384 near 4 around 4 p.m.  Police said the bus was rear-ended by another vehicle.

Police said 25 children were on board of the bus at the time of the crash.

Officials said the school bus was from Bolton Elementary School headed to East Hartford.

Students were injured in the crash but their injuries are being described as “minor.” Five ambulances were called to the scene and there was possibly 25 patients, state police said.

Officials from Ambulance Service of Manchester said nine students were transported by ambulance to area hospitals, while three students refused care and 18 other students were transported to area hospitals by bus.

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Myths about organ donation, and its relation to EMS, debunked

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Organ donation is a popular topic, however there are some myths that may keep people from joining the registry.

Organ donors can change the lives of so many people in need.

“A gift of medicine, that only a person can give,” said Caitlyn Bernabucci, of Life Choice Donor Services. “Just one donor can help more than 50 people through the gift of organs and tissues.”

She said the need is great right now, and that about 21 people die every day waiting for a transplant.

Still, more than half of Connecticut residents are not signed up for the donor registry, and Bernabucci said some damaging misconceptions are to blame.

“We want to make sure people understand the facts,” she said.

The first misconception is that organs will be taken before the person is actually dead, but that simply is not the case. Read the whole story here…

ASM Responds: Worker burned after explosion at Connecticut Natural Gas

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By Joseph Wenzel IV, News Editor

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –Connecticut Natural Gas employees were evacuated after a small explosion and fire was reported near the building in East Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.

The small explosion was reported in an outbuilding on Meadow Street, which is used to fill natural gas trucks around 12:30 p.m. The building is in a parking lot and away from other buildings.

The fire chief said a mechanic was filling a truck when a compressor exploded and created a small fire along with the explosion. The worker’s hands and head were burned and the explosion caused the panels of the building to partly pop off.

“It sounded like a dumpster and then all the emergency crews showed up,” said Lucie Wilson of East Hartford.

Sources told Eyewitness News that the explosion shook the building.

The outbuilding holds three gas tanks, all used to fuel the company’s natural gas powered vehicles.

“That system has been in place … CNG uses natural power gas and this is the first time we’ve ever run across an incident like this,” Fire Chief John Oates said.

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ASM Responds: Crash involving school bus reported in East Hartford

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Photo courtesy of WFSB

By Steven Yablonski, Managing Editor – WFSB


(Read the original WFSB article here) A crash involving a school bus was reported in East Hartford on Wednesday morning.

Few details about the crash have been reported, but officials said the crash was reported along Forbes Street before 8:30 a.m.

Officials with the Ambulance Service of Manchester said it sent four ambulances to the scene, and brought eight people to local hospitals.

ASM officials said six were brought to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, one was brought to St. Francis Hospital and another to Manchester Memorial Hospital.

All injuries were described as “minor”. No other information was released by officials.

ASM Responds: Crash reported on I-84 in East Hartford

I-84 East Bound CrashEAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Read the WFSB version here…

A crash was reported on Interstate 84 east in East Hartford on Wednesday morning.

According to Ambulance Service of Manchester, three ambulances were requested to the scene after eight people were reported in a van involved in the crash.

The two left lanes were closed as a result of the crash, and traffic is reported to be heavy in the area.

Minor injuries were reported.

It’s unknown if anyone was injured.

Aetna Responds: Robbery Suspect Injured After Chase

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man wanted for a robbery in Vernon has been arrested after leading police on a chase that ended in Hartford.

Police said the suspect robbed the CVS on Talcotville Rd in Vernon early Wednesday morning. After that, police said the suspect led police on a chase through several towns and eventually ended in Hartford.

According to police, the suspect rammed a Hartford police cruiser and a state trooper vehicle before the driver fled on foot. Read the full article here…

Toy Drive: Connecticut State Police, Aetna and ASM Team Up Again

The Connecticut State Police 15th Annual ‘Stuff A Cruiser’ Toy Drive

ASM, Aetna and the Connecticut State Police, Stuff a Cruiser Toy DriveThe Connecticut State Police: Troop H (Hartford), ASM and Aetna Ambulance have once again shown their generosity to patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with the 15th annual “Stuff A Cruiser” toy drive. Read the WFSB story here… Continue reading

“Advancing Medicine” Incorporates Aetna’s Response to Stroke Care

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An episode of Advancing Medicine on WFSB that aired in September 2011 included shots of Aetna Ambulance Service as part of the continuum of stroke care.

See the WFSB episode on their site here…