A female rider seriously injured in a crash has been assumed by the insurance company to be at fault simply because she collided with a paramedic ambulance.
Max Caruso claims his wife, Karen, was turning right on a green arrow from Burwood Highway into Springvale Rd at Vermont South at 11am on September 28 when the paramedic’s Ford Territory t-boned her 899 Ducati.
However, their insurance company is adamant it was Karen’s fault because it was an ambulance that hit her, he says.
Max is now chasing eye witnesses who can verify Karen was turning on a green signal.
“We’ve had three witnesses come forward with one being directly behind Karen and they also entered the intersection,” Max says.
“Fingers crossed, Ambulance Victoria now come clean with their story.”
Ambulance Victoria says the paramedic vehicle was on its way to an emergency call, but has not stated if the MICA vehicle had its emergency lights and sirens on.
“Details have become increasingly difficult to obtain,” Max says.
“We believe it’s due to an ambulance being involved.
“Neither Victoria Police nor Ambulance Victoria are sharing a solitary scrap of information.”
In fact, neither emergency service even notified next-of-kin Karen was in hospital with severe injuries.
Max only found out about the accident 3½ hours later through their Ducati club, Melbourne Ducatista, when two friends tagged him and Karen checking on their safety.
He says his wife has an exemplary riding record, has taken two courses to increase her skills since getting her licence and was wearing all the correct riding gear, as usual.