Hyundai Gets Smashed by Cross-Street SUV and Ends in Costly Ambulance Ride for One Driver
SAN ANGELO, TX — A driver of a Black SUV was westbound on 15th Street and pulled out in front of a southbound silver Hyundai on Martin Luther King Blvd.
One of the occupants was rushed to Shannon Medical Center via ambulance.
Police said the driver of the black SUV did not yield to the Hyundai and was issued a traffic citation.
For FY 2019, the City of San Angelo budgeted for 14,500 ambulance runs. Ambulance and firefighter service accounts for $3,650,000 in annual revenue for the City of San Angelo. A firefighter unit (in this case, Ladder 1) usually accompanies an ambulance to a crash scene.
Based upon the City’s 2019 budget, every ambulance run makes the City just $251.72 in revenue. That is not what the City charges for an ambulance ride, however. The fees were just revised upward, effective this month. A City of San Angelo ambulance run can be billed between $1,025 to $1,760 per run plus $14 per mile. The difference in price depends on if the EMT inside the ambulance is administering treatment or life support. (Source).
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