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UPDATE: Henry Peters Killed In Turlock Ambulance Accident By North Golden State Boulevard and West Monte Vista Avenue

Aug 4, 2019

Henry Peters Turlock: Henry Peters Killed In Turlock Ambulance Accident By North Golden State Boulevard and West Monte Vista Avenue

TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA (August 3, 2019) – A 68-year-old bicyclist identified as Henry Peters has tragically died in an ambulance accident with a pickup truck.

Turlock police are saying that the accident first took place around 9:00 p.m. near North Olive Avenue and East Hawkeye Avenue. Henry Peters was riding a bicycle and struck by a vehicle headed eastbound. 

An ambulance was called to the scene and began to transport the victim to the Modesto Hospital. Around 9:33 p.m. a pickup truck ran into the side of the ambulance causing it to rollover. 

A second ambulance was called to the scene in order to help Henry Peters. He was transported to the hospital once more. But despite life-saving measures, he later died due to his injuries.

An investigation into the fatal Turlock car accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Ambulance Accident

According to PPM, “Statistics show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of fatal bike accidents is on the rise. In 2015, there were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents in the United States, down from 50,000 reported accidents in the prior year.” All drivers have a legal responsibility to drive according to the prevailing conditions and to take measures in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. 

According to California Vehicle Code 21950 (c), “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” If an ambulance is involved in an accident, there could potentially be multiple sources of liability. 

Ambulance companies will typically be immune from civil suit if they were responding to an emergency with their lights and sirens on. When an ambulance’s lights and sirens are not on they must obey the rules of the road like everyone else. Emergency responders must also properly secure patients in the event of a rollover accident. If a patient is not properly secure, an ambulance provider may face civil liability for the crash. 

The family of any victim that died in ambulance accident may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral  expenses, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can investigate your case free of cost and answer any legal questions that you may have. 

Investigating An Ambulance Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Henry Peters as they are going through such a difficult time. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Turlock police department as they continue their investigation. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. 

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in an ambulance 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need a free police report after an accident or just have questions we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (888) 888-9285.

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