Chapter 5 - EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS

 

 

RECENT CASES

Article 5-16  (Dec. 6, 2016)

Link: OH - Ohio Supreme Court - Dash-Cam videos are public record and available to press, with vary narrow exceptions

 

Article 5-15  (Dec. 1, 2016)

Link: OH - Columbus Police Officer's Dash-Cam video shows made reckless U-Turn - no qualified immunity in lawsuit by injured motorist

 

Article 5-14  (Sept. 21, 2016)

Link:  OH - Fire Engine Operator did not stop at red light, and may not have had siren on, when motorist killed - lawsuit against FF reinstated

 

Article 5-13  (Sept. 1, 2016)

Link: OH - Police Officer has immunity - vehicle pursuit was conducted without recklessness;  also two recent settlements of FD cases:  Massilon FD aerial speeding crash that killed two civilians: $362,500;  Canton FD engine with no working siren that killed one ciivilian: $305,000

 

Article 5-12 (May 16, 2016)

Link: OH - Immunity for emergency vehicle operators only if no recklessness - FD case; snowplow case; police officer case

 

Article 5-11  (Nov. 5, 2015)

Link: OH - Police Officer denied qualified immunity; breach SOP when chasing vehicle that ran into innocent motorist

 

Article 5-10  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Link: OH - BWM driver claims fluid from Columbus ambulance caused her medical issue

 

Article 5-9 (March 26, 2015)

Link:  OH - Cleveland FD ambulance driver, during non-emergency transport, turned left into another vehicle - no immunity for City - lack of due regard

 

Article 5-8 (Dec. 8, 2014)

Link: OH - Fire Engine Siren Stopped Working - Collision At Stop Light, Two Civilians Killed - FF And FD Not Entitled To Summary Judgment - Recklessness

 

Article 5-7 (Sept. 26, 2014)

Link:  OH - TANKER LURCHED FORWARD - NO WHEEL CHOCKS - FF LEGS AMPUTATED - QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OPERATOR [case also filed, Chapter 2]

 

Article 5-6 (June 2, 2014)

Link:  PA - VEHICLE SPEED "BLACK BOX" ADMISSIBLE IN EVIDENCE -  ACCEPTED AS SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE

 

Article 5-5 (Dec. 31, 2013)

Link: OH - POLICE VEHICLE COLLISION WITH MOTORCYCIST - CITY NOT IMMUNE

 

Article 5-4 (July 9, 2013)

Link: WI - VOLUNTEER WITHOUT A SIREN - NO IMMUNITY

 

Article 5-3  (Dec. 6, 2012)

Link:  OHIO - LANDMARK DECISION - LAWSUIT REINSTATED - RECKLESS CONDUCT STANDARD

 

Article 5-12  (March 4, 2012)

Link - ILLINOIS - EMS ARE NOT COVERED BY IMMUNITY STATUTE WHEN IN MVA - TRANSPORTING PATIENT IN NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORT

 

Article 5-1  (Sept. 20, 2011)

Link - OHIO - TOWNSHIP NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES IN MVA BY POLICE OFFICER RESPONDING TO HELP COUNTY POLICE OFFICER - GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY EVEN IF NO MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT

 

 

 

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