Disobedient driver forces medical helicopter to abort landing

Disobedient driver forces medical helicopter to abort landing Photo: Pine Co. Sheriff's Office

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Created: April 21, 2021 02:42 PM

The Pine County Sheriff's Office says a medical helicopter was forced to abort its initial landing at a crash scene on Tuesday due to a disobedient driver.

The crash happened on County Road 61 (Main Street) and Northridge Drive on the north end of Pine City. The sheriff's office said three people needed to be airlifted to the scene.

In a social media post, the sheriff's office says when one helicopter was landing, a driver went around the fire truck despite being told to go the other way by a deputy and a firefighter. The action forced the helicopter to abort its landing and take off quickly to attempt a relanding.

The office said the driver would be getting a citation.

The conditions of the drivers involved in the crash was not released.

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