Ambulance-Dump Truck Collision Leaves 1 Dead and 4 Injured

By John Page on July 20, 2011 - Comments off

An ambulance and a dump truck crashed on Missouri Highway 32 east of Fair Play recently, leaving one person dead and injuring four others, according to a recent article in the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

The ambulance, which belongs to Cox Health, was traveling east on Mo. 32, with its lights and siren on. A line of traffic in the westbound lane, responding to the lights, began to slow down. The dump truck was at the end of this line of cars, but as the driver hit the brakes the truck swerved, fishtailed, and headed into the eastbound lane, where it struck the ambulance head-on.

The driver of the ambulance suffered serious injuries in the accident and had to be airlifted from the scene to the nearest hospital. The two emergency medical personnel in the back of the ambulance and the driver of the dump truck also suffered moderate injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The patient in the ambulance, a 67-year-old Greenfield man, died at the scene. Investigators are not yet certain whether the trauma of the accident caused or contributed to his death.

Many accidents occur when drivers are not paying adequate attention, are speeding, or are following too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. In some cases, these accidents cause serious injury or even death. If you’ve been injured in a Missouri accident, the experienced auto accident lawyers in St. Louis at Page Law may be able to help. Call us today at 314-322-8515 for a free and confidential case evaluation.

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