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Ambulance hits house after state patrol says brakes failed

POSTED: April 23, 2014 4:56 p.m.

An ambulance struck a house on Old Flowery Branch Road in South Hall County on Wednesday afternoon after the brakes failed on the vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol.

No injuries were reported.

The 42-year-old driver, whose name wasn’t available, had dropped off a patient at a home on Old Flowery Branch, backing into the driveway there, Trooper Jonathan Munger said.

He then left the home and headed onto the road when he was unable to stop the Georgia MedPort Ambulance Service vehicle, Munger said.

The ambulance then traveled across the road and hit the house in the 2800 block of Old Flowery Branch Road.

No charges were filed.

Authorities couldn’t say whether someone was at home at the time of the incident at 3:15 p.m.

A Hall County building official was also called to the scene to assess the damage, said Capt. Scott Cagle, Hall County Fire Services spokesman.

The fire department “only responded to assist with securing utilities and stabilizing the home and vehicle until (the vehicle) could be safely removed,” Cagle said.

“There was significant damage to the house,” Munger said.


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