Ambulance Involved in Bicycle Accident
Oklahoma City, OK (January 2, 2019) In the early morning of January 2nd, a bicycle accident happened at the intersection of Southeast 29th Street and South Shields Boulevard. According to the reports, an ambulance driver was unable to stop in time before crashing into a bicycle carrying two people. Both injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals for evaluation and treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The police are currently investigating the accident.
We hope both injured victims fully recover from their injuries without any complications.
Ambulance Accidents in Oklahoma
Recent studies revealed that out of the 1500 ambulance accidents that occur every year in the Untied States, 600 people obtain injuries. Whenever ambulances receive an emergency call, they’re required to get to their destination within no more than nine minutes. Therefore, they speed, violate traffic laws, and blast their sirens to get to their destinations on time. All vehicles are required to yield or stop for oncoming ambulances since they have to drive negligently to get to where they need to go. The police are investigating this accident to determine if the ambulance was driving negligently due to an emergency call, or whether the driver just wasn’t looking out for bicyclists. They’re also checking to see who had the right of way at the time of the crash. Once they conclude their findings, the two injured victims may be able to file personal injury lawsuits.
At McGuire Law Firm, we have helped countless injured bicyclists win large settlement amounts, especially if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence. We understand the dangers bicyclists face after being struck by vehicles, which is why we fight hard for their rights. If you or someone you know was injured in a bicycle accident, call (405) 513-5658 today.