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Chautauqua County: Arthur McArthur Killed In Fatal Ambulance Accident After Driver Fell Asleep
Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in Personal Injury
PATIENT KILLED IN FATAL ACCIDENT AFTER AMBULANCE DRIVER FELL ASLEEP
Chautauqua County, New York (February 24, 2017) – A man being transported to a nursing home was tragically killed after the ambulance driver that was transporting him fell asleep behind the wheel.
Authorities have identified the 77-year-old nursing home patient as Arthur McArthur. The driver of the ambulance appears to have hit a culvert before the deadly crash.
Am EMT that was assisting the patient in the back of the ambulance sustained non-life threatening injures following the crash.
Arthur was being move to a rehabilitation nursing home prior to the fatal accident. It remains unclear if the police are going to press charges against the driver of the ambulance.
Police conducted a number of drug tests on the driver, but those won’t be released for several more weeks.
Authorities will continue to investigate the accident in order to determine liability.