New Jersey paramedic dies after tending to daughter at crash scene

By Marilyn Malara  |  Jan. 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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ANDOVER BOROUGH, N.J., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Andover Borough, N.J., councilman and EMS worker Eskil "Scott" Danielson died just hours after tending to his 19-year-old daughter at a car crash scene.

The 49-year-old public servant had answered a call to help treat his daughter, Alycia, and another passenger. Reports say Alycia sustained minor injuries during the crash.

"After tending to the scene, he complained of back pain," his father, Eskil "Skip" Danielson told the New Jersey Herald.

Later, while checking in on his daughter at the Newton Medical Center, Danielson reportedly experienced a massive heart attack in the hospital's waiting room.

Reports say he was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center at 4:34 p.m. Saturday afternoon and was pronounced dead about four hours later.

The Washington Township Police Department posted Danielson's portrait on Facebook shortly after news broke of his death.

"Captain Danielson was an invaluable asset to this department and many other public safety agencies in Warren County," the post read. "Scott always put the public's safety first and foremost in his work and he was a true professional. He will be missed by many."

We would like to send our most sincere condolences to the Danielson family and the Warren County Communication center on...

Posted by Washington Township Police Department on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Danielson was elected to the Andover Borough Council in 2008 and was re-elected two more times in 2011 and 2014. He is survived by his wife, Tammy, and children Alycia, Amanda and Aaron. He also leaves behind his brothers Eric and Kevin, and mother Judy.

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