WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Fire Department, Johnson County Ambulance District, and Lifeflight Eagle personnel were presented with the “Great Save Award” from Research Medical Center in Kansas City on Friday, May 23. They were presented this award for their life saving actions at a motor vehicle accident that occurred November 23, 2013, in Warrensburg. Research Medical Center presented these awards in conjunction with EMS Week. There were four incidents and the emergency crews that responded to those incidents that were chosen from the past year and recognized as “Great Saves” at a reception held at Research Medical Center.
The accident occurred when a vehicle lost control and hit a tree on South Washington Street. Monique Hardy was a passenger in the vehicle. After a prolonged extrication due to the extent of the damage, Hardy was transported by Lifeflight Eagle to Research Medical Center. She suffered numerous injuries, but has fully recovered. Fire and EMS personnel were able to meet Hardy and talk with her after the reception about her recovery and the accident.