St. Paul Woman Killed by an Ambulance

A 79 year-old St. Paul woman was killed after being struck by ambulance as they backed down an alley to get closer to the scene of a car accident Saturday night. They were responding to a call that a car had crashed through a fence behind a Walgreen’s Drug Store.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released, pending notification of relatives.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman issued a statement,

“Words fail us at times like these. They fail to express the depth of our sadness for those who lost a loved one today. They fail to touch the anguish of the paramedic crew whose jobs sent them on a fateful run. We will fully investigate the circumstances of this tragic accident, and as this day ends in grief, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim as they go through this difficult time.”

Drivers of emergency services vehicles, even when answering emergency calls, owe a duty of care to other road users and pedestrians. They should be especially careful when in reverse. The Bloomington, MN personal injury attorneys at TSR Injury Law are skilled, aggressive litigators with years of experience in wrongful death cases. Our partners are consistently named Super Lawyers and Top Lawyers by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine and Law & Politics.

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