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Man charged after hit and run on Calgary paramedic

69-year-old struck a paramedic who was loading a patient in southwest part of the city

A man is facing a lone charge after allegedly after striking a Calgary paramedic who was on a call Jan. 21.

The Calgary Police Service has charged 69 year-old Kenneth Muraweski of Calgary with failing to stop at the scene of an accident that involved bodily harm as a result of the incident.

Around 9 p.m., an ambulance was parked with its emergency lights flashing in a residential area along Hillgrove Drive S.W. in Calgary with a paramedic loading equipment before transporting a patient to hospital. It was then that a

when a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan stopped briefly before quickly accelerating by the ambulance silver Mercedes-Benz sedan stopped for a moment and then quickly accelerated by the ambulance, hitting the paramedic who had not yet cleared the road.

The paramedic continued to assist the patient prior to being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police officers attended the scene and later located a vehicle parked at a nearby residence. A man inside matched the suspect driver’s description and was arrested.

The Calgary Police Service is reminding citizens that emergency vehicles with lights activated need to be passed with care.

When emergency personnel are working close to or in a lane of traffic, drivers must follow first responders’ instructions and stop if it is not safe to pass.

As well, when passing an emergency vehicle in the lane immediately next to it, drivers must drive no faster than 60 km/h or the speed limit, whichever is slower.

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