EmergyCare ambulance involved in deadly Dunkirk accident

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DUNKIRK, N.Y. — A 77-year-old man died when the ambulance he was in crashed in Dunkirk Tuesday night.

According to New York State Police, an EmergyCare ambulance was taking Arthur R. McArthur, of Dunkirk, from UPMC Hamot in Erie to a nursing home in Chautauqua County when the ambulance went into a ditch and hit a culvert around 5:40 p.m.

McArthur died at the scene.

Troopers said the 49-year-old ambulance driver was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

New York State Police are continuing to investigate.

An EmergyCare spokesperson said they are fully cooperating with the investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the patient’s family,” Bill Haggerty of EmergyCare said. “We’re a big family. This is what we do … care for people. So when something happens it affects us.”

(Photo courtesy Dunkirk Observer)

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