Vicksburg, MS (April 20, 2022) – Injuries were reported following a serious ambulance crash that took place at a Vicksburg intersection on Tuesday afternoon, April 19.
According to Vicksburg Police, the accident happened around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Clay Street and Cherry Street. The ambulance was allegedly responding to a call and headed through the intersection with its lights and sirens activated. As it was traveling through, the ambulance was struck by a dark gray Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicles sustained heavy damage and debris was left scattered all over the roadway.
Paramedics and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified only as an adult female, sustained injuries in the accident but is expected to be okay. The paramedics in the ambulance were also injured but are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked for a little less than an hour as police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Ambulance Accidents in Mississippi
Ambulance accidents do not happen as commonly as any other accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that the drivers of ambulances are supposed to drive as safely as possible to protect patients on the road. However, every year in the U.S., over 6,500 accidents take place involving ambulances in the entire U.S. Approximately 35% of these accidents result in an injury or fatality to at least one passenger from inside the ambulance. If you have been seriously injured in an ambulance-related accident, you may wonder where you can turn. You should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust during these difficult times.
Nobody ever expects to become involved in an accident involving an ambulance. However, when it does happen, you may be left with a wide array of questions. Being hurt in one of these accidents can be a scary thing to face. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from ambulance accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
The injuries that result from an ambulance accident could land a victim in the hospital or cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you should speak with a Vicksburg personal injury lawyer that you can rely on.
Vicksburg Ambulance Accident Attorneys
At MW Law Firm – Mama Justice, our attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after a serious accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation you deserve during these stressful times. If you have been hurt in a collision, you should never have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an ambulance accident in Vicksburg at (888) 484-1476 for more information on your available options.
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