VAN VLEET, MISSISSIPPI (February 21, 2017) – Michael Collums has been identified as the ambulance driver killed in a head on collision with a big rig, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st on Highway 32. An ambulance driven by Collums was heading westbound in response to a call, when a semi-truck heading eastbound veered into opposing lanes and crashed into the ambulance head on. The impact sent the ambulance off the road and into a ditch on the north side of the highway.
54-year-old Michael Collums was tragically killed as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The other person in the ambulance, 51-year-old Raymond Reed, was rushed to a hospital with serious conditions. The driver of the semi truck reported no injuries. The accident remains under open investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.