While most drivers in Fulton County adhere to the applicable laws and don’t commit reckless actions, there is always the possibility of an unexpected occurrence like a drunk driver being on the road. Car accidents can result in people being seriously injured and even being killed. When this happens, an accident investigation will seek to uncover the circumstances of the case and piece together why it came to pass.
An early morning accident sent two ambulance workers to the hospital with injuries when a drunk driver crashed into their emergency vehicle. The ambulance was going through an intersection when a pickup truck ran a red light and hit them. The driver of the pickup allegedly tried to leave the scene, but the vehicle could no longer function properly as a front wheel came off. He was caught by law enforcement. The driver of the truck received a citation for not stopping at the red light and for driving drunk. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
People who are injured in a car accident or any other accident involving a motor vehicle need to understand their rights. Injuries can result in the victim missing work and losing pay. It’s possible that the injured party might require extensive hospitalization, rehabilitation and long-term care. These issues can be very costly in a number of ways. Insurance companies will seek to settle the case as quickly as possible to preclude a victim and the victim’s family from filing a lawsuit. In these cases, the settlement amount offered is unlikely to be sufficient to cover the short and long-term costs.
In this drunk driving accident, the driver of the pickup truck went through a red signal hitting an ambulance. Ironically, he collided with and injured the people who are called for help when an accident occurs and people are hurt. Those injured in similar accidents, should understand their legal rights before accepting deals with insurance companies.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Police: Grady ambulance wrecked in DUI incident,” Marcus K. Garner and John Spink, May 2, 2014