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Acadian Ambulance responds to more than 140 accidents Thanksgiving morning

(Source: Acadian Ambulance) (Source: Acadian Ambulance)

News Release from Acadian Ambulance Service

Acadian Ambulance Service responded to a series of traffic accidents on Interstate 10 near mile marker 835 in Jefferson County, Texas, Thanksgiving morning. According to law enforcement officials, more than 140 vehicles were involved.

As of 11:30 a.m., Acadian had responded with 22 units and had transported 51 patients to local hospitals. Acadian units from Houston, Beaumont and Lake Charles were involved in the response, while other Acadian resources from surrounding areas were moved into those areas to maintain appropriate levels of service.

Acadian assisted local law enforcement agencies, as well as various area fire departments, in responding to the accidents.

Acadian's Beaumont communications center coordinated the company's response, while the Lafayette, La., communications center provided additional logistical support.

"Acadian is fortunate to have the resources required to respond to these types of incidents, while still maintaining levels of service in the communities we serve," said Mike Burney, Acadian's vice president of operations for Southeast Texas and Houston.

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