February 25, 2017 • 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.