On Monday we discussed the death of a Tennessee man who may have been experiencing chest pains immediately before a car accident that killed him and seriously injured his wife. While there is no evidence to suggest the victim was transporting himself to get help, many people who are experiencing medical emergencies get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this only puts themselves and others in greater danger. If you are with a person who is suffering from an injury or other emergency, it may be in your best interest to call for help rather than attempt to drive.
If you are suffering from an injury, you may not be physically capable of driving yourself safely. If you get into an accident, you could exacerbate your injuries or cause more severe ones. If you feel faint, are experiencing chest pains or believe you may soon fall ill, stop the car as soon as possible.
It can also be very dangerous to transport an ill or injured person. As the driver, you may be agitated and worried about your passenger’s condition more than driving safely. Getting in an accident or being delayed could waste precious time and put others in danger as well as you and the already injured person.
Rescue crews are trained to transport injured people safely and quickly. Sirens and flashing lights allow ambulances to alert other drivers of an emergency situation that will clear the road and prevent further accidents or incidents.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact our Nashville accident lawyer to discuss your rights and options moving forward. We offer free consultations.
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” – Psalm 37:5