What are the statistics for vehicle crashes with ambulances in the United States? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
  • There are approximately 6,500 ambulance crashes each year.
  • Thirty-five percent of all ambulance crashes result in at least one fatality.
  • There are 33 deaths for every 29 fatal ambulance crashes.
  • Sixty percent of ambulance crashes occur while the vehicle is engaged in emergency services.
  • Almost 60 percent of fatalities occur in the patient area of the ambulance.
  • The breakdown of fatalities in ambulance crashes is: 63 percent of victims are in passenger vehicles, 21 percent are ambulance passengers, 4 percent are ambulance drivers, 12 percent of victims are non-occupants of any vehicles.