Ambulance Crash Kills Two, Injures Two

Ambulance Crash Kills Two, Injures Two

There are 13 comments on the WHOtv story from May 14, 2010, titled Ambulance Crash Kills Two, Injures Two. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Carroll County paramedics were were forced back into their routines today, the day after one of their friends and co-workers was killed.

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Unrest

Des Moines, IA

#1 May 15, 2010
Seems a little insensitive to the other person that was killed - - The last line basically says.....Oh, and by the way, another guy was killed en route to the hospital.
taxpayer

Pomeroy, IA

#2 May 15, 2010
Such a tradgic event, hope the public realizes how much EMS professionals risk every call they go on. As the previous article stated, attendants cannot be belted when doing CPR or patient care. Add to this the fact that a critical patient has a heart monitor and IV pumps that are not secured and unpredictable actions by drivers make it very risky. Services can take actions to make the rear area safer (brackets for monitors, smaller secured IV pumps, mounting brace for cot) but the fact of the matter is it is a high risk area for paramedics to work in. Thoughts and prayers with all involved, again such a tragic accident. Perhpas we need to thank our EMS providers more for the jobs they do.
Danys Betts Grant Betts

Halbur, IA

#3 May 16, 2010
Our prayers & best wishes goes out to all the families. Bob Genzen lives next door to my son Grant in Manning, IA. We hope he makes a full, speedy recovery.

Danys & Grant Betts
Christina

San Francisco, CA

#4 May 17, 2010
My thoughts go out to all of the affected families.
carroll iowa resident

United States

#5 May 17, 2010
I do agree that there should be more compassion given to the person in which was a patient who was in the care of the Carroll County Ambulance Service, what about his life, he should been transported to the Des moines Hospital safely and his family had trust in that happening. Why just say " and by the way the other victim was..." how rude and unprofessional. Everyone is acting like Sheryl was well known.. well she might have been to some but not all and she was not the only ONE who died.
Shannon

Fort Dodge, IA

#6 May 19, 2010
The accident was tragic and the story was putting forth how in times of difficulty, how EMS/Health care workers continue to sacrifice for the greater good of all. Yes Sheryl was one person who had given SO much to the community without ever asking for anything in return and for you to degrade how invaluable her services were is without merit. Everyone who travels expects to get there safely, and with all the proper precautions, accidents happen. Let's not forget the crew from Methodist who all died in the Life Flight helicopter crash. For the workers, the doors were not locked and the emergencies did not stop rolling in to the hospital. To lose someone who is like your family and not have time to mourn properly and in private, but to wipe your eyes and carry on to tend to others who need your help is what difficult and emotionally draining. The article is not saying the gentlemen in the back of the ambulance was any less valuable in life, just as the article doesn't state wellness of others either whom also had received significant injuries. We all should take Sheryl's compassion and apply to everything that we do along with realize how important our ER workers and EMS workers are. She gave so much for the community and her co-workers. May everyone involved, have prayers and well wishes for their family and themselves.
carroll iowa resident wrote:
I do agree that there should be more compassion given to the person in which was a patient who was in the care of the Carroll County Ambulance Service, what about his life, he should been transported to the Des moines Hospital safely and his family had trust in that happening. Why just say " and by the way the other victim was..." how rude and unprofessional. Everyone is acting like Sheryl was well known.. well she might have been to some but not all and she was not the only ONE who died.
carroll iowa resident

United States

#7 May 19, 2010
i can not believe the attitudes of some people.
Shannon

Gowrie, IA

#8 May 20, 2010
As the article IS titled remebering Sheryl Stoolman-
carroll iowa resident wrote:
i can not believe the attitudes of some people.
carroll iowa resident

United States

#9 May 20, 2010
Any your point is... it just seems no one cares about remembering the patient who was being transported in the first place like his life was less and her life was more..
come on get real
SK from Iowa

Omaha, NE

#10 May 20, 2010
To Carroll Iowa Resident,
I do not believe you understand fully the insensitivity in your comments. I can see how the article did not give much attention to the family of the patient who was also lost in the accident. We all grieve for the loss of the patient, the loss of the paramedic and pray for the other paramedics and truck driver involved. However you are just as insensitive to try and defame a community heroin who was respected and touched by all who had the privelege to know and love her. Maybe you should focus your feelings towards the journalist who wrote the article instead of trying to discolor the reputation of someone who spent their lives caring for and teaching others without the expectation of anything in return. The title of the article does reflect that it IS about Sheryl and the people who still have jobs to do and lives to care for without proper time to grieve.
Also, anyone who steps into a car, bus, helicopter, ambulance, van etc. HOPES to make it there safely. Unfortunately we can't always assume that will happen. There is one person who has the control over what happens in this world, and I am sure all who were involved pray that the outcome had been different.
carroll iowa resident

United States

#11 May 21, 2010
i do understand my comments and my feelings towards them and i am in my right to express the way i want and if that does not please others.. sorry.....
i guess some can say she was a hero but others are just not given anything are they?????????? I am not going to comment again this is just stupid that people can not see it fully.
Better

Mckinleyville, CA

#12 Jan 10, 2016
Shannon wrote:
The accident was tragic and the story was putting forth how in times of difficulty, how EMS/Health care workers continue to sacrifice for the greater good of all. Yes Sheryl was one person who had given SO much to the community without ever asking for anything in return and for you to degrade how invaluable her services were is without merit. Everyone who travels expects to get there safely, and with all the proper precautions, accidents happen. Let's not forget the crew from Methodist who all died in the Life Flight helicopter crash. For the workers, the doors were not locked and the emergencies did not stop rolling in to the hospital. To lose someone who is like your family and not have time to mourn properly and in private, but to wipe your eyes and carry on to tend to others who need your help is what difficult and emotionally draining. The article is not saying the gentlemen in the back of the ambulance was any less valuable in life, just as the article doesn't state wellness of others either whom also had received significant injuries. We all should take Sheryl's compassion and apply to everything that we do along with realize how important our ER workers and EMS workers are. She gave so much for the community and her co-workers. May everyone involved, have prayers and well wishes for their family and themselves.
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Thought you didnt know lenda!
Better

Mckinleyville, CA

#13 Jan 10, 2016
Danys Betts Grant Betts wrote:
Our prayers & best wishes goes out to all the families. Bob Genzen lives next door to my son Grant in Manning, IA. We hope he makes a full, speedy recovery.
Danys & Grant Betts
Danys n shannon dont know each other but comment together!

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