Montclair – Ambulance Transporting Patient Crashes into SUV

Montclair – Ambulance Transporting Patient Crashes into SUV >

Date Published: 2020/04/15

An EMT and a patient being transported were injured after the ambulance they were in crashed into an SUV late Monday morning, April 13.

According to reports from the preliminary investigation, the SUV and the ambulance collided at Grove Street and Bellevue Avenue at around 11 a.m.

The from driver’s side of the Atlantic Mobile Health ambulance took most of the damage, ending up on a lawn of a house at the location. The SUV received severe damage to the front, as well as the rear passenger side.

An EMT driving the ambulance and the patient being transported both sustained injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are still investigating the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this collision. We wish all the injured victims a speedy recovery.

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.

In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.

We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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