[UPDATED] A Hatzolah ambulance lost its transmission on Shabbos while transporting a patient to the Hospital, Hatzolah officials confirm to TLS. The ambulance was being driven on Squankum Avenue today, when the transmission suddenly died, locking in the vehicle to a low gear, Hatzolah says.
The Shabbos unit was immediately contacted to meet up with the other Hatzolah members to switch ambulances. The patient was then transported to the Hospital in another ambulance.
The ambulance – one of the two used for the MONOC Paramedic partnership – is approximately 10 years old, a Hatzolah member says.
“This ambulance had just come from the shop with other repairs,” says Rabbi Avrohom Waxman, Hatzolah’s Director of Development.
“Hatzolah is in dire need of funds for the repairs of the older ambulances, and for new ones.” says Rabbi Waxman.
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