3 Injured in Los Angeles Fire Department Ambulance Accident
LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2018) – Three were hospitalized after a traffic collision involving an ambulance along La Cienega Boulevard Sunday afternoon, according to a fire department press release.
The accident was reported on December 16 about 2:21 p.m. The wreck occurred at the location of 2326 La Cienega Boulevard near the 10 Freeway.
As per the online report, a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital crashed for an unknown reason on La Cienega Boulevard in the Mid-City neighborhood.
LAFD Ambulance Crash Sunday, December 16
Firefighters responded to the scene and confirmed that the patient, who was reportedly not further injured, was taken by another ambulance.
Meanwhile, the driver of the involved vehicle and one LAFD firefighter or paramedic were also taken to the hospital where they were listed in fair condition.
The names of the parties involved were not immediately available. It was not specified whether or not the ambulance collided with another car at the time.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the ambulance, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the vehicle, and whether or not the operator was distracted or reckless prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the ambulance as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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