Bath, NY — Police identified Teresa Snyder as the woman who was critically injured in an accident with an ambulance on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The accident took place on Route 54, around 2:45 in the afternoon.
An ambulance being driven by 29-year old Jami Haag pulled into the oncoming lane of traffic to go around another vehicle that had slowed to make a turn. It was there that the ambulance crashed head-on into Snyder’s vehicle.
Emergency workers had to extricate Snyder from her vehicle before she was taken to Robert Packer Hospital. At last report she was in critical condition.
Haag and another individual inside the ambulance were not injured. Police cited Haag for unsafe speed. The crash is still under investigation.
Scene of the Accident
There’s something known as the Emergency Doctrine that, quite simply put, takes some of the liability off those who get into accidents because they’re rushing to a hospital or the scene of an accident. If the ambulance involved in this accident had been driving under those conditions, this may look a little different than it does. But reports say the ambulance was returning from a call. So, the driver doesn’t really seem to have any excuse for driving the way she was. Because of that, it seems as if the victim here would have a case against the company that owns the ambulance.
— Grossman Law Offices
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