A Boro Park Hatzolah ambulance overturned at 14th Avenue and 39th Street on Thursday morning.
Sources confirm to YWN that the ambulance was on its was to an emergency at the time of the crash. There was no patient inside.
Two Hatzolah volunteers were treated by Hatzolah; both are in stable condition.
The cause of the crash is unknown.
Surveillance footage shows how the Boro Park Hatzolah Ambulance overturned this morning. Bichasdei Hashem, both members only have minor injuries.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
The cause is unknown? How about not driving like in a Hollywood car chase scene for starters? Centrifugal force is immutable.
It can be seen from the video that the overturning was due to a collision
Was due to not coming to a full stop at a red light which is the law for all emergency vehicles on a call 🤦🏻♂️
“The cause of the crash is unknown.”
The immediate cause is clear. The question is why didnt the ambulance driver not slow done as he approached a red light?
Did he go blind?
Did his brake not work?
Did he think he’s on the way to an emergency so if other people get hurt so be it?
That cause is unknown
To all you that are saying all smart comments about following the law, yes I agree its important to stop by the corners, but think if your child would be choking if you would still want the Hatzalla members to stop by every corner, or you would just want them to race down the streets and arrive to the scene, we all know how long it takes for the city ambulances to arrive, they all follow the law
cause is very well known:
“DUE REGARD”, look it up people, it means that the emergency vehicle is required to make sure it is safe to proceed before going through a red light
” but think if your child would be choking if you would still want the Hatzalla members to stop by every corner, or you would just want them to race down the streets and arrive to the scene”
Deffinitly would want them to stop an every corner (when the light is red)
No I would not want the Hatzallah members to get in an accident on the way they are coming to help.
that leads to More people hurt AND a delayed response time
I don’t get it how does that help the choking kid ? . What a bizarre suggestion.
@ubiquitin Didn’t you all see the video???? The Hatzaloh truck slowed down by the corner because he had a red light. That was to check for oncoming traffic. For some reason, there was an accident. He might have not seen the oncoming van or miscalculated the time it would take for the van to get to the intersection.
I don’t know the law. He might have been required to come to a complete stop. But he DID slow down. (which caused the crash).
After reviewing the video multiple times the driver of the ambulance seems to slow down and check the intersection and then proceeded to continue through (without out stopping) as per protocol of an ambulance when he sees a clear path. it seems that the driver of the van that hit them didn’t slow down or try to stop as the ambulance went through if you watch carfully it’s clear that the ambulance is most of the way through when it gets hit by the van making this the responsibility of the van driver
The law is that you Will you hear si and you see like you’re supposed to stop and I supposed to try getting a light
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The law is that when you you hear sirens and you see lights you’re supposed to stop and Not supposed to try getting a light