Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender said a 911 dispatcher received a call just after 2 a.m. from the driver of the AmeriMed ambulance. The ambulance was headed north on Interstate 575 north of Highway 140 when the driver lost control of the ambulance and it struck some trees, he said in a release.
Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said the driver, Amanda Lynn Johns, 32, of Rome, lost control of the 2008 Chevrolet while maneuvering through a curve on a wet roadway.
Both Johns and passenger Nicholas Carchio, 22 of Hinesville, were ejected from the ambulance, Wright said.
Johns was issued a citation for driving too fast for conditions, Wright said.
“The vehicle left the roadway while rotating counter-clockwise and struck a tree,” Wright said in an e-mail Monday. “After impact, the vehicle rotated again and struck a tree with its front.”
Johns and the two other passengers, Carchio and Rose Kozik, 48 of Monroe, were transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta for treatment. Cavender said none of the three appeared to have any serious injuries.
“The ambulance appeared to be a total loss,” Cavender said.
No additional injuries were reported.