Three vehicles, including a Louisville EMS vehicle, were involved in a serious crash on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The accident reportedly occurred at 38th and Broadway, shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Accident reports indicate that the Louisville EMS ambulance had its light and sirens on as it traveled eastbound on its way to respond to an emergency call. The chief of staff for Metro EMS says that the ambulance was passing a car on the left when the car on the left also started to move left. The car and ambulance collided. After that collision, the ambulance crossed the center line and collided head on with a third vehicle that was headed westbound.
Four people, including two in the ambulance and two in the westbound vehicle, were taken to University Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Broadway was closed to traffic for more than an hour as officials investigated this Louisville three-vehicle crash.
In 2011, there were 1,088 collisions in Kentucky that involved emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles may include ambulances, fire trucks, police officers, and vehicles of other first responders. While 1,088 accidents indicate that there are approximately 3 emergency vehicle accidents per day on average, it is important to note that these accidents made up less than half of one percent of all accidents during 2011 and that only one vehicle was reported to be involved in a fatal accident. There were a total of 1,085 vehicles involved in fatal collisions that year.
Our Louisville car accident lawyers extend their best wishes for a full and fast recoveries to the four people who were hurt in this February 2013 EMS crash.