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Prescott man seriously injured after colliding with ambulance

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 2:47 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 11:40 a.m. CDT

PRESCOTT — A Prescott man was seriously injured 8:16 a.m. Wednesday when — for unknown reasons — he crossed the centerline on 190th Street near Prescott and collided with an Adams County ambulance traveling east in emergency mode. 

According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, the driver — Roger Moss, 46, of Prescott — was lifted by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center.

"He (Moss) sustained at least one broken leg," said Iowa State Trooper Boyd Burn. "The leg was considered a life-threatening injury because of the way it broke. He also had several large lacerations on his body."

As of this morning, Moss was in the intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He is in serious, but stable condition.

Burn did say neither the ambulance driver — Edward Davidson, 69, of Corning — nor the paramedic in the ambulance were injured in the accident. Davidson was driving the ambulance to a medical call when Moss hit the ambulance.

At that point, Adams County dispatch called for a second ambulance, which provided aid to the initial medical call.

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