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Ambulance use drops in cities with Uber, study shows

But Uber says call 911 in an emergency.

Ambulance rides can be expensive.

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Shot or stabbed? Private vehicles beat ambulances at saving your life

Study analyzes survival rates of 100,000 trauma victims

Study analyzes survival rates of 100,000 trauma victims.

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Driver in the UK moves an ambulance just to free up a parking space

Paramedics were treating a patient in the back.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

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Russian motorists attack cabbie for blocking ambulance

Taxi drivers all over the world have a reputation for ruthless and aggressive driving habits. One Russian cabbie got more than he bargained for in late January, however, when he decided to mix it up with an on-duty ambulance.

Mom catches ambulance driver texting behind the wheel

A mom already worried about her injured child was shocked to find the driver of the ambulance rushing her and her son to the hospital was texting while behind the wheel.

Man disguises car as ambulance to rush sick wife to hospital

A man in the UK was sentenced to nearly two years in jail Thursday for dressing up as a paramedic and disguising his Renault as an ambulance in order to safely speed.

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Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in three different actions

Ford is recalling three different vehicle lines built between model years 2011 and 2015, including a number of service and specialty commercial vehicles.

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Watch this loyal dog chase his owner's ambulance

When paramedics in Brazil took his owner to the hospital, this loyal pooch chased the ambulance down the street to stay at his side.

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Ford Focus EV recalled, again, this time with ambulances

When we saw a note about a recall for the Ford Focus Electric, our first reaction was, "is that a new one? Because it's getting hard to tell." This year, we've already seen the Blue Oval's all-electric hatch recalled for non-working door chimes and a "wiring incompatibility" in the headlights. The car is also reportedly under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the "Stop Safely Now" issue.

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DC ambulance fleet under scrutiny for engine fires, shoddy repairs [w/video]

The International Association of Firefighters, Local No. 36, Washington, D.C.'s firefighter union chapter, is concerned about the alarming number of breakdowns in the District's ambulance fleet and recommends investigations into its state of disrepair, implying that D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe should be held responsible.

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TedTalk presenter says the fastest ambulance is a motorcycle

When Eli Beer was a child in Jerusalem, he witnessed a bus explode in a terror attack. This brutal awakening to the violence around his home led him into the medical field, starting as an EMT at 15 years old. In Jerusalem. That takes guts for anyone, let alone a 15-year-old kid.

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Emissions equipment causes DC ambulance to shut down, patient dies

Every minute matters when life is on the line. That's why ambulances exist and why we all (well, most of us, anyway) pull over when we see their flashing lights and hear sirens coming our way. And it's also why ambulances need to be as reliable as possible, with maintenance kept up so that they are in perfect working order at all times.

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Wealthy Russians hiring ambulances to cut through Moscow traffic

We're not sure how widespread the practice is, but the option is apparently out there: Russian police have discovered companies on the Internet offering rides in "ambulance-taxis" through notoriously bad Moscow traffic. For roughly 6,000 rubles per hour – about $193 US, which doesn't sound like much for a wealthy Russian – the 'customer' will get to cut through gridlock in an ambulance with flashing lights and the proper paint scheme outside but a refitted, leather-lined interior.

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Chevy Volt's UK doppelg├Ąnger to be tested as an ambulance

We still can't figure out where those wacky British will fit the gurney, but we'll let that go as we report that the UK version of the Chevrolet Volt will be tested as an ambulance across the pond.

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SsangYong Rodius called into duty as off-road ambulance

There are many vehicles sold overseas that we wish we could order Stateside. The SsangYong Rodius isn't one of them. But at least the Korean automaker has found a use for the awkwardly proportioned crossover.

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Volkswagen presents new Sharanbulance at RETTmobil emergency vehicles expo

What you see here is an ambulance. It's based on the Sharan, a van Volkswagen offers in certain overseas markets. We shall therefore call it the Sharanbulance.

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Car and Driver's newest project car: The Ambivalence. So what should they do with it?

You want to know what car guys do in the Midwest? Look above. That's the Ambivalence. In another dimension, it was a mild-mannered Ford Econoline E-350 ambulance doing laps in "Northern Ohio meth-country." Car and Driver, claiming to be seeking nothing more than "a cheap diesel," took possession of it and had it wrapped by the folks at Avery Denison with graphics that closely resemble the ambulance from Cannonball Run (right).

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