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Tree stops ambulance from crashing into a ravine off slick Greene Co. road

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GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Ice covered roads caused a Greene County EMS ambulance to crash and nearly plunge into a ravine Tuesday night.

About 7 p.m., two paramedics were on an emergency call on Holder Road near the intersection with Snapps Ferry Road.  They were responding to a call about an injured child.  No patients were on board.

"The ambulance just slid off the side of the road, and it would have gone about 100 feet down an embankment if a tree hadn't stopped it," said Robert Sayne, Greene County EMS Director.   Sayne said the ambulance was practically "dangling" at the edge of the drop-off.

One of two paramedics injured his shoulder trying to get out of the ambulance.

A second ambulance was sent to check on the injured child.  Sayne said the child ended up not needing to be transported to the hospital.

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