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Lawsuit filed in Kane County ambulance crash
By Josh Stockinger | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 10/20/2009 3:48 PM

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A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed in Kane County by the family of an elderly Elgin man who died after the ambulance he was riding in crashed en route to the hospital.

According to the lawsuit, Alfred Lazow, 88, had been involved in an unrelated crash July 6 in Aurora and was being taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for a "nonemergency medical evaluation" when the ambulance transporting him was hit by a car at the intersection of Galena Boulevard and Edgelawn Drive.

Lazow died 12 days later, the result of "severe physical injuries" he received in the second crash, which happened when the ambulance went through the intersection against a red light, according to the lawsuit filed Oct. 13.

Named as defendants are Aurora-based First Care Ambulance, its driver and the driver of the other vehicle, all of whom are accused of negligence.

A message left at the ambulance company was not immediately returned Tuesday.

The lawsuit, which demands a jury trial, goes before Judge Stephen Sullivan on Jan. 4.