Death at crossing ambulance driver quizzed over siren
AN ambulance driver whose vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian on a marked crossing while she responded to an emergency call couldn’t remember if her siren was on, a court heard.
Faye Parson, 41 ( above), of Braintree, Essex, denies causing the death of 77-year-old dentist Michael Daly by careless driving.
Her ambulance had its blue lights on and was responding to an urgent call when she pulled into the wrong lane to overtake a queue of traffic as she approached a pedestrian crossing, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Peter Clement said the traffic lights were on red as Mr Daly crossed the A414 Main Road in the Danbury, Essex, on his way home on February 4 last year.
The passenger-side wing mirror of the ambulance hit Mr Daly and he was flung into a black van in queuing traffic, the court heard.
He suffered severe brain injuries and his life support machine was switched off on June 3, 2016.
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