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Antwerp EMT injured in ambulance crash sues other driver


An Antwerp woman injured in a motor vehicle accident while working as an emergency medical technician has filed suit against the Jeep driver who allegedly caused the crash.

Kimberly A. Crowner filed state Supreme Court action Monday at the Jefferson County clerk’s office against Thomas A. King, Frenchtown, N.J., claiming he was negligent when he caused the June 24, 2011, accident on Route 232 in the town of Watertown.

According to court documents, Miss Crowner as part of her EMT duties was riding in an ambulance and administering emergency care to a patient in the back of the vehicle. She claims that the ambulance’s emergency lights and sirens were in operation when Mr. King attempted to make a left turn from Route 232 onto Old Rices Road. His vehicle passed into the ambulance’s path, causing the collision, it is claimed.

Miss Crowner suffered unspecified permanent injuries and scarring, resulting in lost wages and medical expenses, among other damage claims. She contends that Mr. King caused the accident by negligently failing to yield the right of way to the emergency vehicle. Court documents do not identify the ambulance squad for whom Miss Crowner works.

The suit does not specify an amount being sought in damages. Miss Crowner is represented by Syracuse attorney James E. Reid.

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