Five People Were Injured In San Diego Car Accident Involving Ambulance By The Intersection of Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (May 16, 2019) – A total of five people were injured in a car accident involving an ambulance in Kearny Mesa not far from Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue.
San Diego police are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 p.m. Detectives shut down the road while they were continuing to investigate.
The exact circumstances of the crash remain unknown at this time.
Liability In Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles
Emergency vehicles such as police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines are typically immune from civil liability for an accident. According to California Vehicle Code 21055, The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle is exempt from Chapter 2:
“(a) If the vehicle is being driven in response to an emergency call or while engaged in rescue operations or is being used in the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law […], a fire alarm, or […] an emergency call and operated to the scene of the emergency or operated from one fire station to another or to some other location by reason of the emergency call.” This is true as long as (b) “the driver of the vehicle sounds a siren as may be reasonably necessary and the vehicle displays a lighted red lamp visible from the front as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians.”
When a ambulance or other emergency vehicle does not utilize their lights and sirens they could face liability in the event of an accident. Any person that is injured could recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.