|Published:||Jun 08, 2013 12:33 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 08, 2013 12:57 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wink News is digging for answers behind a crash with an ambulance that killed the unborn baby of a Fort Myers woman.
Kristina Childs lost her son in February after a Lee County ambulance ran a stop sign and crashed into her SUV.
"Now I deal with it everyday, that everything happens for a reason and that's what I live by and that's what keeps me going is my two daughters. Because I'm here for them and I know that," Childs said.
According to the police report, the ambulance driver was at fault, but Childs says this fact has not made her life any easier.
"No one is returning my calls, nothing at all. I don't understand it and I didn't do anything wrong," she said.
Wink News spoke with Childs' lawyer, James Dreyer over the phone. He's surprised the county hasn't helped the young mother recover from her ordeal.
"Technically, they have the right to wait six months. Realistically, I don't know of any reason why they would and I would obviously prefer as my client would prefer that they step up and do the right thing," said Dreyer.
Lee County Medical Services say they cannot comment of pending litigation. But their standard operating procedures state that responding emergency vehicles must run lights and sirens, must stop at stop signs or lights, and proceed only when its safe.
Childs' attorney says this is the longest a client of his has waited for justice.
"This is the first one I've ever had where the governmental entity did not step up and at least take care of property damage quickly, when you have a case that has clear and uncontested liability," Dreyer said.
"There wasn't no lights on, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to change your life but you changed mine hysterically," said Childs.
Childs' case is now being reviewed by the State Attorney's Office. They say its still pending and under investigation.
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