False Alarm Causes Accident
Lyndon Rescue Hits Student's Car
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 23:04
Freshman Joe Anderson's vehicle was struck on the night of April 22 by a Lyndon Rescue ambulance responding to a fire alarm in the Wheelock Residence Hall.
Anderson's vehicle was parked in an end spot in the crowded Wheelock lot. The driver of the ambulance, Julie Dow, apologized to the student and called the incident "an accident." Lyndon Rescue’s insurance company is covering the incident.
Multiple fire engines and rescue vehicles responded to the false alarm. Wheelock Residence Hall Director Jonathan Ross stated that they believe the set-off was a malfunction of the system, and not a smoke detector or a pull switch.