Four people died when a medical evacuation helicopter struck a radio tower late Wednesday and crashed in a Chicago suburb, police said.It ain't going to end until the rampant abuse of HEMS is cut back. That starts with the sending agencies (ground EMS, hospitals,) making better decisions. Unfortunately, that ain't likely.
The victims included three adults and a one-year-old patient, who was being transported to Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital from Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, NBC affiliate WMAQ reported.
14 crashes, 28 deaths in the past 12 months.
9 crashes, 22 dead in 2008.
There are two and a half more months to go.
If we try really hard, we might be able to break 30.