It is extremely unlikely that a pedestrian accident will not be incredibly devastating to the pedestrian. Because of this, most drivers are especially careful about driving in areas where pedestrians are likely to be, such as schools and parking lots. However, while these are some of the most common pedestrian areas, they are far from the only areas. The truth is that at any time you could find a pedestrian attempting to cross in front of you.
A teenager was recently struck by an ambulance in Virginia as he was crossing the road. According to the high school student?s father, the boy crossed the road daily and would have been well aware of the dangers. Additionally, the father went on to say that the ambulance came out of nowhere, despite the ambulance allegedly having its sirens and lights blaring. However, many witnesses claimed that they heard no siren.
According to the boy's father, the ambulance sent him nearly 20 feet, and reports indicate that the boy is hospitalized in serious condition. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, but the case is concerning for many reasons, not the least notable of which is the fact that it was an ambulance that struck the boy. Car drivers and truck drivers are variables that cannot be accounted for, but if there is one type of driver we would hope to trust to drive safely, it would be EMS ambulance drivers. The implications are frightening to say the least.
It is important to remember that nobody is above the law, and even ambulance drivers can be held responsible for injuries that they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the aspects of your case. You could be entitled to compensation.