An emergency personnel worker is awaiting his day in court after being charged in a deadly ambulance wreck that killed a co-worker in September.

The man was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle at the time of the deadly wreck that happened in front of Carolinas Medical Center.

The man was charged for pulling out in front of a tractor-trailer on U.S. 74, killing his co-worker passenger.

The driver of both the ambulance and the tractor-trailer fortunately did not suffer any serious injuries.

Emergency personnel gathered around to pray before the passenger’s body was taken from the scene.

The male driver was scheduled to have his case tried on Thursday morning; however, the case was continued until February.

In 2010, there were over 250 reported ambulance crashes in the United States.  Every day, there are around 50,000 ambulances on the nation’s roads and highways responding to emergencies and saving lives.  Drivers and other road users should always stay alert for the presence of these vehicles for their own safety as well as the safety of those inside emergency vehicles.  If you have been involved in a serious accident with an emergency vehicle or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.