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October 15, 2013

Medic injured after patient attacks him with baseball bat

LANCASHIRE, England — A trainee paramedic attacked with a baseball bat on a 911 call-out could owe his life to his quick-thinking crew mate.

The 26-year-old, who suffered a fractured skull, was dragged into the ambulance by his partner and driven off at high speed to hospital in Preston. And her rapid response may have prevented the assault becoming a fatality, according to a senior official of the North West Ambulance Service.

“The attack launched on this individual could have easily have had a fatal outcome and I must offer my praise to his crewmate who acted quickly in getting her colleague out of danger and into hospital,” said Derek Cartwright, director of emergency service.

Full story: Paramedic attacked with baseball bat