Ambulance crash kills firefighter and patient
Legal news for Tennessee automobile accident attorneys. A two-vehicle crash on I-65 left two people dead and two others injured.
Tennessee automobile accident lawyers alerts-An ambulance crash on Interstate 65 killed a firefighter and injured three others.
Nashville, TN– A tragic two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance left an off-duty firefighter and a patient dead, and left another firefighter in serious condition. The fatal motor vehicle collision (MVC) happened on Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2009 around 3:00 p.m., on Interstate 65 near I-440, as reported by the Tennessean.com.
The driver of a private ambulance service, firefighter David Cline 36, reportedly veered into the breakdown lane of I-65 and slammed into the rear of a TDOT HELP truck. The driver, and another firefighter, Evans Johnson, 51, who was traveling in the back with the patient, were off-duty at the time and were working for Rural/Metro. The ambulance company apparently provides non-emergency patient transportation in the Nashville area. Cline was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead by doctors and nurses. Johnson was also taken to Vanderbilt for treatment of his injuries, and is currently listed in critical condition. The patient traveling in the ambulance, Sue Bly, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews. Bly was en route back from a dialysis treatment to a retirement home where she has been living, when the crash occurred. The TDOT HELP truck driver, Robert Green, 60, of Columbus, was also injured in the wreck and rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the fatal two-vehicle crash.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Tennessee automobile accident lawyers.