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BREAKING: Sick Passenger Transported From AMTRAK Train at Corriganville

March 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

One patient has been transported to an area hospital after requesting an ambulance for flu-like symptoms, according to emergency service officials.

“Fire and EMS units from Corriganville were dispatched to the intersection of Rockcut Road and Mount Savage Road to meet an Amtrak Train for a sick person,” Lt. Todd Bowman, public information officer for the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services said. “Additional resources were required on the scene to assist in moving the patient from the train due to a pre-existing condition.”

Bowman confirmed three people were in the train passenger car, two were asymptomatic and did not require emergency medical care, the third person was transported to UPMC-Western Maryland for evaluation by a Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department ambulance.

“With the current health crisis in the United States, all EMS units in Maryland under direction by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and local medical direction will continue to use universal precaution on incidents where COVID-19 and/or other respiratory illness is suspected…until proven otherwise,” Emergency Services Director James Pyles said. “First responders in Allegany County will uphold these precautions on incidents to ensure their protection.”

An Allegany County Department of Emergency Services EMS Division Lieutenant also responded to the 7:32 p.m. incident.

One Response to “BREAKING: Sick Passenger Transported From AMTRAK Train at Corriganville”

  1. March 21, 2020 at 9:50 pm, Bryan said:

    Why didn’t they quarantine everyone on the train.


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