Medics Were Injured When An Ambulance Crashed Into A Building
New York has laws covering what motorists should do in the event that an emergency vehicle approaches them with their lights flashing. When the laws are broken, charge a traffic violation called failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. If a driver sees an emergency vehicle approaching them from behind, they should slow and move over to the right and stop as soon as possible. Drivers who violate this law could face substantial fines. In addition, it can result in a total of three points on the person’s license. These points can result in a suspension of the driver’s license if too many are accrued in a short time frame.
The Brooklyn Paper reports that an ambulance crash that occurred in Brooklyn resulted in the injury of two medics.
The crash happened at about 1:45 p.m. on April 7th as the ambulance was speeding northbound on Flatbush Avenue on an emergency call.
An unidentified red vehicle swerved into the path of the ambulance, causing the driver of the ambulance to lose control of the vehicle. It then crashed into a Mercedes Benz SUV that was parked. After this collision, the ambulance then crashed into a building.
63rd Precinct police and NYU Langone ambulance responded to the crash. The medics were treated for minor injuries. The ambulance was seriously damaged.
Assist Ambulance operates the vehicle that was involved in the crash. The agency had been backing up city paramedics during the pandemic.
The vehicle that cut off the ambulance did not crash into any other vehicles and left the scene.
Police are still investigating.