My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Indiana Note: IC 9-21-1-8
My son was in an accident with an ambulance. Conditions: at night and raining. An ambulance and he met at the center of an intersection. Ambulance hit him at the passenger front wheel, with his front bumper. Ambulance driver stated he had on lights and siren. Intersection has building right at intersection so there was no vision to other vehicles until they were in intersection.
There is a light. The light was red for the ambulance.
No citations were given, but you all know what the insurance of a 18 year old will do if he's at fault.
My problem is with the accident report. It states that the cause was my sons failure to yield. No partial cause for the ambulance driver.
Indiana law states that emergency vehicles may proceed past a red light only after slowing down for safe operation. Of course the ambulance driver was not cited for this.
The accident report states that the ambulance driver almost came to a stop (his words) before proceeding through red light. Although he had enough momentum to launch my son about 30 feet in a right angle from the impact.
I have contacted scene officer for a sit-down to discuss. Let me know any pointers you may have.