April 17, 2012
A two-vehicle collision involving a car and an ambulance on its way to the hospital with a patient has left one man dead and four others injured. According to the Times Record News, the accident happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of 11th and Holiday Streets in Wichita Falls, Texas.
David Duke, sheriff of Wichita County, stated that the ambulance was transporting a 58-year-old male patient from Archer City who had been stung by bees and was going into anaphylactic shock to United Regional Hospital. The ambulance had both lights and sirens on as it passed through the intersection, but an oncoming vehicle failed to stop and T-boned the ambulance, knocking it over on its side.
The driver and two paramedics in the ambulance suffered non-life threatening injuries, as did the driver of the other vehicle. The patient in the ambulance died before he could reach help. Investigators are working to determine if he died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash, the bee stings, or a combination of both.
The Dallas Auto Accident Lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel would like to remind motorists that any emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on has the right of way at all times. Be vigilant of these vehicles by checking your mirrors regularly and driving carefully at intersections. If you notice an emergency vehicle approaching, remember to pull over and let it pass.