Accidents Caused by Emergency Vehicles in New York
Accidents caused by emergency vehicles in New York can be serious grounds for a lawsuit case if someone becomes injured or is killed due to a negligent or reckless emergency vehicle driver.
An accident in which a driver of an ambulance, fire truck, or police car is not obeying New York law and is not taking the proper precautions when on their way to an emergency can put other drivers and pedestrians on the road at risk for becoming seriously injured or killed.
New York law requires that an emergency vehicle come to a stop at a red light before proceeding. This applies to all emergency vehicles and is true regardless of whether or not the lights and sirens are on or not. An emergency vehicle who does not follow this New York law concerning emergency vehicles and quickly cause the City of New York or the State of New York to become liable for any injuries or deaths caused by their negligence and recklessness.
For additional information on laws in New York concerning emergency vehicles stopping at red lights prior to proceeding contact Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island Injury Lawyer at 718-701-2776.