- Two firefighters from the St. Louis area pushed a woman a mile to a hospital after she got involved in an accident.
- The firefighters also participated in an accident while responding to the incident in Maryland Heights.
- His heroic actions on Sunday morning were shared in a Facebook post.
A couple of firefighters in a suburb of St. Louis have received many compliments from Internet users after they refused to give up rescuing a wounded woman, even though they had to abandon their ambulance on an icy road.
The two Maryland Heights firefighters were trying to reach a wounded woman who was driving an empty bus that went off Sunday morning along Interstate 270, according to KSDK.com. But as they approached the scene of the accident, his ambulance crashed into a piece of ice and crashed into a railing, the report added.
"It was bad enough, even when driving there we had to take it very slowly," firefighter Shaylor Taetz told KSDK.
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Taetz and her partner knew that they only had one chance to take the woman to the nearby SSM Health DePaul hospital: they would have to push her on a stretcher, a mile away. It was not an easy task: several hills were between the accident site and the hospital, and Taetz told KSDK that the stretcher slid several times on the ice.
But they were able to take the woman to the hospital, where she was examined and it was determined that she was not seriously injured in the accident, KSDK reported.
The news of the rescue of the woman was published for the first time on the Facebook page of the hospital., along with an image that has been shared more than 3,000 times.
The icy roads caused numerous accidents throughout Missouri over the weekend. According to the Associated Press, Sherri Jones, a 55-year-old resident of Sweet Springs, died Sunday afternoon when her SUV rolled off the highway and overturned on Highway 127 in Missouri in Saline County. In St. Charles County, several police officers also participated in accidents, although none were seriously injured, the AP reported in St. Louis by mail.
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