MOTORCYCLE AND AMBULANCE COLLIDE INJURING THREE
Oct 9, 2013 - Motorcycle Accidents
Pennsylvania residents understand that accidents happen; and when one occurs, emergency vehicles will rush to respond to the call. Locals and drivers notice emergency vehicle traveling on the roadways at high speeds with their lights and sirens. Drivers on the roadway will attempt to move out of the way so the emergency vehicles can pass by. These quick maneuvers could cause other vehicles to collide, or even cause the emergency vehicle to become involved in an accident.
A serious motorcycle accident occurred recently in Pittsburgh. The collision involved a motorcyclist and an ambulance and occurred during the night. It is not clear how the crash occurred, but the accident resulted in three people suffering injuries.
It was not reported whether the ambulance was in route to a call, rushing to the hospital, or traveling on the road when the accident occurred, but after the collision happened, emergency crews needed to respond to the accident. It was reported that two EMT’s suffered injuries in the crash and one was reported to be pregnant. The motorcyclist was reported to be in critical condition and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Authorities are still investigating the motorcycle collision, and have not determined the cause of the crash at this time. When someone is seriously injured in a crash, they have the option to file a personal injury suit. This could result in compensation being awarded to the injured parties. This monetary award could be used to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffering.
A serious accident can be a scary and life changing experience. It can seriously impact one’s life and could result in numerous financial hardships. Filing for compensation can help alleviate these financial burdens, especially if a negligent or distracted driver was the cause of their injuries.
Source: EMS1, “2 Pa. EMTs injured after motorcyclist crashes into ambulance,” Oct. 05, 2013