A St. Francois County ambulance took a hard hit early Saturday morning after crossing paths with a deer.

According to St. Francois County Ambulance District Administrator David Tetrault the ambulance received a lot of damage for it being such a small deer.

“They were driving on northbound U.S. 67 in Jefferson County taking a patient to the hospital when they hit a deer,” said Tetrault. “Both crew members and the patient were fine and all procedures were followed for a case like this. The patient was taken by the Joachim Plattin Ambulance District the rest of the way to the hospital.”

Tetrault said they had the ambulance towed back to St. Francois County Ambulance House 4, so they can handle the reports, insurance, inspection and repairs.

“We hope to get in back on the road as soon as possible,” Tetrault stressed. “It’s amazing how much damage one little deer can do.”

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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