With a populous state like Maryland, there are many people on the roadways and streets. Often, these vehicles are not passenger vehicles, but are emergency vehicles and high-volume public transport. When an ambulance is rushing to a scene or taking injured people for treatment, they will have their emergency lights flashing and their sirens on. Often, other vehicles might become confused as to where the ambulance is coming from. Since, out of necessity, these vehicles will go through red lights and other traffic signals, a crash with personal injury and death is possible. For those who have been injured in an emergency vehicle-public transport accident, having legal advice is important for compensation.
An accident between a city ambulance and a mobility van caused four people to suffer personal injury. The accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. The ambulance had been called to a scene at the time of the accident. It flipped over after the collision. The ambulance was heading north and the mobility van was heading south. After the vehicles collided, the driver of the van and its passenger were injured. There were two medics in the ambulance and they were also hurt. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
People will take public transport to be safer, save money and leave the driving to someone else. They will do so under the belief that it accords them greater protection from an accident. In truth, a motor vehicle accident can happen in any kind of vehicle or no vehicle at all as a pedestrian or bicyclist. For ambulance personnel, it is their job to go to the scene of an accident or to help people suffering a medical emergency. They are not expecting to be in an accident either. Unfortunately, these crashes happen frequently with injuries and death. If they occur when people are on the job, it can combine a personal injury case with a workers’ compensation case if they are unable to get back to work and need medical care.
Medical bills, lost wages and long-term damage and death can result from any kind of auto accident. In this case, with an MTA transport and an ambulance colliding and four people being hurt, it is wise for those involved to have legal advice to take the necessary steps for a personal injury lawsuit and to determine if they are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Calling for advice is the key and should be done as soon as possible.