Ambulance Driver Struck, Killed While Responding to Crash

Posted April 1, 2010 By ambulance SAN DIEGO — An ambulance driver has been struck and killed while responding to a crash on a rainy San Diego freeway.   Authorities say 24-year-old Esteban Bahena, an emergency medical technician who worked for a private company, was laying out flares at the scene of a minor car accident on northbound State Route 163 when he was struck at around 7 a.m. Thursday.   He died about 90 minutes later at a hospital.   San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque says the driver who struck Bahena was examined at a hospital and his blood drawn to determine whether he was driving under the influence of alcohol.   The accident was one of dozens reported on local freeways during the morning rush hour as rain moved through the area.

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