MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Suburban St. Louis firefighters gave up on using an ambulance and walked one patient to a hospital on a stretcher after roads became dangerously icy.

KSDK-TV reports that Maryland Heights firefighter Shaylor Taetz rushed to Interstate 270 with his partner Sunday morning after a bus spun around on the highway. Taetz says they had almost reached the bus when their ambulance slid on the ice and hit a guardrail. He said, "It was pretty bad."

The only person on the bus was the driver. They put her on a stretcher, covered her up to keep the sleet off her and walked her about a mile (about 1.6 kilometer) on foot to SSM Health DePaul Hospital as traffic went around them. One passer-by captured a picture .

The woman's injuries weren't serious.

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com

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