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Paramedic dies of heart attack while responding to car crash involving his 19-year-old daughter

By Mason White 4:24 PM January 20, 2016
Eskil Danielson 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man who spent many years helping people in need of emergency medical assistance, died of a heart attack while responding to a car crash involving his teenage daughter, police in New Jersey said.

The Washington Township Police Department said that 49-year-old Eskil Danielson, also known as Scott Danielson, died while responding to a car accident involving his 19-year-old daughter Alycia on Saturday around 3:00 p.m.

According to the police investigation, when Danielson arrived at the accident scene, he learned that Alycia was one of the crash victims.

Danielson helped treat his daughter and the other person involved in the accident. Alycia was taken to the Newton Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries.

While Danielson was in the waiting room, he suffered a heart attack. He was transferred to another hospital around 4:30 p.m., but was pronounced dead later that night.

Alycia has been discharged from the hospital. Danielson left behind his wife Tammy, and their three children, Alycia, 19, Amanda, 21, and Aaron, 28.

“We would like to send our most sincere condolences to the Danielson family and the Warren County Communication center on the recent passing of Captain Scott Danielson.

“Captain Danielson was an invaluable asset to this department and many other public safety agencies in Warren County. 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,” The Washington Township Police Department said in a statement.