Man with racing heart possibly saved when ambulance hits pothole on drive to hospital

GRETNA, Va. — Monday afternoon, Gretna Rescue rushed to help a 59-year-old man with a racing heart at work. He had no history of heart problems.

The squad has a 20-minute drive ahead to the emergency room and the patient's heart rate got as high as 200 beats per minute.

During the 7-mile ride from 144th and I-80 to Lakeside Hospital, however, something happened that isn't covered in the treatment plan — potholes.

The driver apparently hit a monster-sized one because medics told the...

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