An EMT was killed last Tuesday morning, where a tractor-trailer and ambulance were involved in a deadly crash in front of the Carolinas Medical Center-Union.

The tractor-trailer was being driven by a man from Madison, NC who was traveling westbound on Independence Boulevard, when the tractor collided with an ambulance that was pulling abruptly into the roadway from the hospital parking lot.

The driver of the ambulance suffered some minor injuries, but has since been stabilized at the hospital. Moreover, it has since been confirmed that the EMT passenger in the ambulance, was in fact killed in the crash.

Fortunately for the driver of the tractor-trailer, he suffered no serious injury from the crash. Moreover, there were no patients in the ambulance yet, as it was en route to the hospital to pick up a patient at the time of the collision.

Wrongful death cases are multifaceted. A thorough investigation must be started almost immediately in order to preserve critical evidence in a fatality. Autopsies are almost always necessary to determine the exact mechanism and cause of death. There is the issue of whether the decedent died instantly or may have a “survival action.” The medical reports can be very confusing as they include external anatomy examination, internal organ examination, microscopic review of tissues, as well as fluid toxicology testing for drugs, alcohol, or disease.

If a loved one has been killed in a wrongful death action, please contact the wrongful death attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower and let us sift through the confusing medical reports for you. We are ready, willing, and able to fight for the justice that you and your family deserves. Call us today at and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  Hire the best wrongful death attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence in.