Woman believes mother died as result of ambulance crash
A daughter believes her mother is dead because of an accident involving the ambulance she was in. Not because of a previous medical episode.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A woman that was being transported in an ambulance to a local hospital is now dead after the ambulance was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Tuesday morning.
Police say they believe the woman died not because of the crash, but because of a previous medical episode.
But, her daughter said she does not believe that is the case because hospital staffers told her that her 63-year-old mother -- Dorothy Anita Gray -- died of severe head trauma. The daughter believes that trauma was caused by the accident.
Teri White says that she is in disbelief that someone didn't stop for the ambulance that was trying to rush her mother to the hospital.
"All I know is my mother has been taken away from me and this person didn't stop," said White.
Police say they were told by witnesses that the ambulance had a red light but went through the intersection with its lights and sirens on and the truck, which had a green light, slammed into the emergency vehicle.
Sgt. Richard Strader with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that they were looking at a number of causes and factors and that the police department does not have any statement about who might have been at fault.
The force of the crash not only was strong enough to cause the ambulance to tip over onto its side, but it also resulted in fuel to spill from the emergency vehicle.
Teri White also says that the hospital told her that her mother's heart was beating at the hospital but she bled out from a brain injury.
It will be up to the Clark County coroner to determine the exact cause of death.
White wants everyone to know the world lost someone special.
"She was just a good person and she didn't deserve to die like that, " said White.