Ambulance-SUV head-on collision injures three


An early morning head-on crash between an ambulance and SUV on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Buffalo Township has left three individuals with injuries.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office reports it was notified of a two-vehicle accident at 1:26 a.m. Saturday on Wright County Road 35 near Eaken Avenue Northeast in Buffalo Township.
Initial investigation indicates that a westbound Allina Ambulance being driven by Timothy Daly, 43, of Albertville, collided head-on with an eastbound 2013 Lincoln SUV being driven by Marilyn Paumen, 51, of Monticello.
Daly and paramedic Brian Nagel, 30, of Greenwood, were transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo. Nagel was later transferred to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Paumen was transported directly to North Memorial Hospital.
A patient was in the ambulance at the time of the crash but was not believed to have been injured in the crash. The patient continued on to Allina Hospital in Buffalo via a different ambulance.
Maple Lake Ambulance transported one of the individuals to Allina Hospital, according to the Maple Lake Fire Department report.
The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
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