Paramedic in Burlington falls asleep at the wheel, crashes ambulance into concrete retaining wall, second paramedic inside is hurt

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A paramedic in Burlington fell asleep at the wheel and hit a concrete retaining wall, resulting in another employee in the ambulance being hospitalized.

Burlington police were called to the 2700 block of McKinney St. shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a police press release.

The driver did not sustain any injuries, but the other paramedic was treated and released from Alamance Regional Medical Center. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to police.

The ambulance was coming back from a call at the time of the crash, according to authorities.

The 2700 block of McKinney St. was shut down for about an hour. No charges have been filed as of Sunday morning.