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EMTs Bailed as Ambulance Burned

QUEENS, N.Y. (CN) - A driver and paramedic left three women to "fend for themselves" after an ambulance "exploded and burst into flames" on the way to a hospital, one of the women claims in Queens County Court.

Savitri Pandeosingh says she and her sister suffered third-degree burns after the ambulance workers bailed out.

The ambulance belonged to Global Medical Response, a subsidiary of codefendant American Medical Response. Global Medical Response is based in Trinidad and Tobago.

Pandeosingh says that after the ambulance "exploded and burst into flames," the two Global Medical Response employees, "Dino Ramsaroop (the paramedic) and S. Debideen (the driver) abandoned the occupants of the vehicle to fend for themselves."

Pandeosingh seeks damages from both companies for negligence. The driver and paramedic were not named as defendants.

Pandeosingh is represented by Meryl Viener with Sanders, Sanders and Block.

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