EMSA responds to slip and fall calls

Posted on: 1:38 pm, February 13, 2013, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY—While kids were out enjoying the snowy weather Tuesday, EMSA paramedics were busy trying to treat patients all across the metro.

Officials with EMSA responded to 24 calls of people slipping and falling on icy sidewalks.

Authorities say 19 of those patients had to be taken to local hospitals for treatment.

In one case, a patient was rushed to the emergency room in critical condition after falling.

In addition to slipping and sliding on the sidewalk, drivers were also slipping and sliding on the roadways.

Paramedics rushed to 18 crashes and took 10 patients to emergency rooms.

While most Oklahomans stayed safe throughout the day, experts ask that you always carry a charged cell phone in case you need to call 911.