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Man Injured In Edison Ambulance Accident on Parsonage Road

Man Critically Injured In Edison Ambulance Accident After The Ambulance Crashed Into A Bridge On Parsonage Road

Man Injured In Edison Ambulance Accident on Parsonage Road

EDISON, NEW JERSEY (January 11, 2022) – An 81-year-old man was seriously injured after being ejected from an ambulance that crashed into a bridge on Parsonage Road.

Middlesex County police officials are saying that the collision took place on Saturday night. An 81-year-old man was riding in the back of an ambulance when it suddenly crashed into a train bridge on Parsonage Road.

The bridge was too short for the ambulance to fit under. Officials are saying that the box part of the ambulance became detached and ejected the elderly rider.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. He was awake following the crash and transported to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Edison Ambulance Accidents

On average, there are around 1,500 ambulance accidents every year. The majority of these collisions injure pedestrians or those in passenger vehicles. But ambulances are sometimes involved in solo-vehicle collisions that injure passengers. Ambulances regularly speed and engage in driving tactics that would otherwise be illegal. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to an ambulance accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inclement weather
  • Vehicle malfunctions

There could be numerous sources of liability for a solo-vehicle ambulance accident that seriously injured a passenger. Ambulance drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. This includes understanding their routes and doing their best to avoid obstacles. There is no reason that an ambulance should ever hit a stationary object like a bridge.

Secondly, many ambulances have commercial GPS units which are unique for their rigs. These units are designed to divert the vehicle away from tunnels and roadway where it may be incapable of traveling. An ambulance company could be liable for installing inadequate GPS units inside their vehicle. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any ambulance accident in New Jersey.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Work records of the ambulance driver and their credentials should be examined.

Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of an ambulance driver may be able to seek damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover the unexpected expenses that often come with a serious collision. It’s always a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney after an ambulance accident. An attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An Edison Ambulance Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim of this terrible ambulance accident in Edison. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be some accountability for this tragedy. Someone could have easily been killed. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Edison ambulance accident? There are many laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We care deeply that accident victims get the support they deserve and that negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into a collision we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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