News: Paramedic dies in accident while responding to call at Little Rock Marathon

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Little Rock police have released details of an accident last month that caused the death of a paramedic, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Maj. Dean Douglas was responding to an emergency call during the Little Rock Marathon when the incident took place on Nov. 21.  Douglas, a medic with Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services, was on a bicycle alongside a utility vehicle. According to invesetigators, he was pulled under the vehicle in the area of Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive and South State Street.

Douglas, 50, was severely injured and was pronounced dead Friday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Police said the utility vehicle was owned by MEMS.

In a Facebook post, MEMS said it marked the first time one of the organization’s first responders had died in the line of duty since its inception 37 years ago.

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