My sincerest condolences go out to the families and co-workers of Timothy McCormick and Cody Medley.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Randall Sevenish extends his condolences to the family and co-workers of Timothy McCormick and Specialist Cody Medley. The two Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service professionals died after a car hit their ambulance while they were on duty. The crash occurred at an intersection traffic light, reported WTHR.
"My sincerest condolences go out to the families and co-workers of Timothy McCormick and Cody Medley. This is a terrible tragedy and a great loss of two men dedicated to saving the lives of others,” said Sevenish, the founder of Sevenish Law Firm.
According to WTHR, the light was flashing yellow for the ambulance and red for the car. The ambulance had the right of way when the car hit it, forcing it on its side and into a parked car. The ambulance was not responding to an emergency at the time of the accident.
Both EMS professionals died from brain trauma and other critical injuries sustained in the crash. A paramedic had never died before while on the job in Marion County, according to WTHR.
When people hear of ambulance accidents, they may picture an ambulance racing through the streets to save precious minutes. However, ambulance drivers are trained to the same high standards as firemen and police officers. Ambulances obey specific rules while traveling through intersections and in other situations to help ensure that accidents are avoided.
“For ambulance drivers and car drivers alike, a red light means stop,” said Sevenish. “So, more sadly, this appears to be an accident that could have been avoided.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with the first responder community of Indianapolis and the loved ones of the EMS professionals during this difficult time,” Sevenish said.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicular accident, contact Sevenish Law Firm at (800) 278-9200.
About Sevenish Law Firm:
Sevenish Law is a law firm that serves clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and state-wide for that matter, by providing quality, aggressive and compassionate legal representation for serious injuries caused by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle crash, wrongful death and other negligence claims including law enforcement and public safety officers injured in an on-duty or off-duty crash.
Randall Sevenish has represented injury victims since 1985. Before practicing law, Sevenish was a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He founded the county’s SWAT team, attended the FBI Academy, and was honored as “Police Officer of the Year” by the City of Indianapolis for his efforts as a police instructor. Law enforcement, as well as his martial arts training and his deep religious faith, shaped his character, and gave Sevenish valuable life and practical skills, well beyond law school, that he employs in seeking aggressive and spirited compensation for his clients.