Ambulance driver allegedly failed to use lights and siren, caused collision

An ambulance driver is accused of failing to use lights and sirens while attempting to pass vehicles on an Illinois state highway, which allegedly resulted in a collision.

Carrie Grandcolas and Jeffrey Grandcolas filed a complaint (part 2) Jan. 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Abbott EMS, Abbott EMS of Illinois, Mission Care of Illinois, Global Medical Response Inc., and Aarionna Davis, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Carrie Grandcolas was traveling on IL-157 in St. Clair County on Feb. 6, 2019. She alleges that while trying to make a left-hand turn, Davis, who was driving an Abbott EMS ambulance, attempted to pass her in the “left-hand lane of oncoming traffic.” Grandcolas claims the ambulance collided into her vehicle and caused her to be “violently thrown” around her vehicle.

Grandcolas alleges she suffered injuries to her head, neck, back, and legs as well as her internal and external organs.

The plaintiffs allege Davis was driving at a speed that was not “reasonable and proper with regard to traffic conditions” and failed to operate the ambulance’s sirens and lights while trying to pass vehicles in the left hand lane.

The plaintiffs seek compensation of more than $50,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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