Ambulance carrying patient catches fire on I-40 near Garner

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 07/16/2021 08:29 PM

VIDEO: An ambulance carrying a patient caught fire and burned along Interstate 40 near Garner during rush hour traffic Friday afternoon, officials said. The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 near U.S. 70, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The ambulance was a New Hanover Regional Medical Center critical care transport vehicle, according to Garner Deputy Fire Chief Tim Herman. A witness, Bill Farley with Bandit Towing, said he saw the ambulance before it caught fire and then encountered the vehicle ablaze. Farley was on I-40 near N.C. 210 working on towing another vehicle when he first saw the ambulance go by. “I smelled smoke — that didn’t smell right. I didn’t think much of it but three or four minutes later I found him (ambulance) down the road flames shooting from the hood,” said Farley who recorded cellphone video of the fire.


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