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Car wrecks and falls keep paramedics busy throughout Oklahoma

By Bryan Dean Modified: January 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm •  Published: January 29, 2010

Paramedics have responded to numerous calls today related to slips and falls on the snow and ice, said Colin Roy, a spokesman for the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Roy said EMSA's call volume has been normal because most people are following authorities' advice to stay inside and not get on the roads. Still, paramedics have responded to more than 200 calls, most of which are either car wrecks or slips and falls.

Some injuries have been severe, with head injuries and broken legs and arms common, Roy said.

Officials said people need to keep in mind that walkways are just as slippery or worse than the roads and that they should be careful walking to and from the front door. Roy also suggested notifying someone when you are leaving the house even if it is just for a minute. That way, if you fall and hurt yourself, someone will know to come looking for you.

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