Usually when someone thinks of an ambulance’s involvement in an accident, they picture the ambulance speeding on its way with sirens blaring in order to provide medical attention to an injured person. However, just like any other motor vehicle, ambulances can be directly involved in an accident as well. Because ambulances are not always subject to the same rules of the road as others, it can become even more difficult to determine fault in accidents involving an ambulance.
The accident in question occurred recently in Oklahoma. Witnesses report that a pickup truck struck the ambulance after crossing the center line, at which point the truck’s driver, a teenage boy, was pinned in the seat, his legs crushed. There was a girl in the passenger seat of the truck who allegedly managed to escape with nothing but a scratch. The three people inside the ambulance were hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening.
Police are still investigating the incident, which means that nothing is for certain at this time. Witness testimony indicates that the truck driver was at fault, but this is not necessarily the case. Instances like these illustrate the importance of having legal assistance in the event of an accident.
With witness testimony against you, many people might assume that you were at fault in the accident. You may even begin to think that you were at fault, even if you were not. Having the second opinion of someone who is experienced in accident and injury law can approach the case from a different perspective and even manage to determine the true cause of the accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you do not believe that you were at fault, consider meeting with an attorney to discuss the aspects of your case.