Mundelein, IL (December 2, 2019) – Late Monday afternoon, December 2nd, an ambulance was involved in a collision in Mundelein, Illinois. The accident took place at the 400 block of Townline Rd at around 5:20 p.m. in a northern suburb of the city. Two vehicles were reportedly involved: an ambulance and a black Lexus.
Local news sources reported that the crash resulted in injuries. The severity of the injuries is not known at this time. It is unknown if the ambulance was transporting a patient at the time of the impact.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway. More details will be made public as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Car crashes involving emergency vehicles are just as common as those involving other types of vehicles. The main difference is that these vehicles are often involved in emergency situations at the time of impact. Emergency vehicles often have the authority to disregard the rules of the road when responding to an emergency, such as running red lights or speeding.
There are around 6,500 collisions involving ambulances each year. 35 percent of these accidents result in injuries to at least one person involved. In some cases, injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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