Ill. Justices Say Ambulance Co. Not Immune From Crash Suit
By Celeste Bott (June 18, 2020, 7:18 PM EDT) -- An Illinois law governing emergency medical services doesn't bar negligence claims against an ambulance company over a car crash that occurred while one of its drivers was en route to pick up a patient for nonemergency transportation, the state's top court held Thursday.
In a 4-3 opinion affirming the appellate court below, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act does not immunize Lifeline Ambulance LLC from liability over a March 2016 accident in which one of its ambulances, driven by Joshua M. Nicholas, ran a red light and collided with plaintiff Roberto Hernandez.
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