Former ambulance driver files suit against New Mexico company and driver in fatal crash

A former ambulance driver has filed a lawsuit against the company and the driver of a car that were involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 25 in New Mexico last year. Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and are thinking about filing a similar lawsuit may want to seek presettlement funding to help finance the cost of litigation.

The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Vanessa Carrillo filed suit against Rocky Mountain EMS after the ambulance she was driving was hit by a wrong way driver near Santa Fe.

According to the news agency, Carrillo’s lawsuit also names the driver of the car, Kylene Holmes, and a passenger, Jennifer Belvin, as defendants. The suit contends that both women were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of the accident in December 2010. Holmes reportedly was killed in the crash, Belvin was injured.

The lawsuit claims the ambulance company was negligent in its upkeep of the airbags in the emergency response vehicle. Carrillo reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash, including a number of broken bones, when the airbags did not deploy in the head-on wreck.

Carrillo is seeking payment for all damages and medical costs.

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