Patient Dies in Medical Van Crash
A medical transport van taking a patient to dialysis crashed today, killing the patient being transported. The van collided with a SUV that was making an illegal U-turn at the time. Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is state, and not federally, regulated, and it is unclear from the known facts if the NEMT company was in compliance with Michigan law.
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) accidents often happen due to the negligence on the Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) driver. Drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel, crashed into ditches, and failed to properly secure their patients into the vehicles.
The NEMT driver claims the deceased was “well-secured” into the vehicle, though the official investigation has not concluded.