Ambulance Crash Kills One
Patient Dies After His Ambulance Hits A Jaguar
In Pasadena, California, a head on collision between an ambulance and another vehicle led to the death of one person, with three others suffering moderate to serious injuries. The accident happened on Saturday, July 11, 2015, around 4 in the afternoon.
The ambulance was transporting a 79-year-old patient to the hospital for a routine, non-emergency medical appointment, without their lights or sirens on, when it collided head on with a Jaguar, on Fair Oaks Avenue, near Mountain Street. The patient suffered an injury to the head during the crash, which pushed him into cardiac arrest. He was immediately transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead only shortly after arrival. The driver of the ambulance and the EMT accompanying the patient in the back both had to be hospitalized due to being severely injured during the crash, while the driver of the Jaguar suffered a broken ankle.
At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Nevertheless, if negligence is determined to be a substantial factor that led to the crash, the injured parties and the surviving family of the ambulance patient may have cause to recover for their losses against the negligent party.
Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.