When a person in a stolen vehicle engages the authorities in a chase, tragedy
often ensues. By acting in such a manner, the thief puts not only law
enforcement officials in danger, but also other motorists, pedestrians
and onlookers. One person was killed and others injured in a recent Maryland
auto accident involving an ambulance that was allegedly stolen.
According to reports, a vehicle operated by a 34-year-old male driver left
the road and crashed. EMT workers stopped and offered assistance to the
man who, in turn, allegedly assaulted one of the workers and stole the
ambulance. Shortly afterward, the authorities saw the ambulance crash
into 11 vehicles that were both on the road and in a parking lot. A 77-year-old
man, who was in one of the vehicles, suffered critical injuries and later
died at the hospital.
A pregnant woman suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital
where she is listed as being in a stable condition. Three other individuals
who were injured were treated at the scene. The driver who stole the ambulance
was apprehended and charged with assault and carjacking, along with other
When an auto accident happens, it can be traumatizing for injured victims
and the families who depend upon them. Seriously injured victims typically
face unexpected medical bills and lost wages as a result of an accident.
Depending on the nature of their injuries, victims may decide to file
personal injury claims with a Maryland civil court to recover financial
losses and to seek compensation for punitive damages.
Source: wbaltv.com, "Stolen ambulance crashes in Prince George's County, injuring several", Nick Houser, Dec. 15, 2014