On November 13th, a multi-vehicle collision involving an overturned ambulance halted traffic in Richmond, Virginia.
Details of the Richmond Ambulance Crash
Of the three vehicles involved, four people had to be freed from their vehicles by fire crews.
With no serious injuries or death, four people involved were taken to the hospital to be seen and treated for non-life threatening injuries. At Hull Street and Belt Boulevard, around 6:45 p.m., the crash occurred resulting most notably in the overturned ambulance.
It was confirmed by Richmond Ambulance Authority that it was one of their own rigs involved in the collision. The ambulance was not transporting a patient at the time of the accident. The two employees inside the ambulance were of the four transported for minor injuries.
The ambulance driver was charged with failure to yield right-of-way.
Ambulance Accident Statistics
- Failure to yield right of way is one of the most common driving errors for travelers; drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians included.
- Approximately 4,500 accidents involve ambulances per year.
- 34% of those accidents result in injury per year
- 84% of EMS providers were not restrained
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