GRETNA – A hospital that owns and operates an ambulance service is being sued by a motorist and his passengers who claims they were injured.

Christopher Carter, Zibble Bickham and Lekarita Alleyne, on behalf of her minor child, filed suit against Sarah St. Blanc and West Jefferson Medical Center in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 10.

The plaintiffs assert they were riding in a car being driven by Carter at the intersection of East Judah and South Judah in Marrero when an ambulance driven by St. Blanc and owned by West Jefferson Medical Center reversed into them and collided with their car. In the incident the plaintiffs allege that they received painful and serious personal injuries.

The defendants are accused of failing to maintain control of their vehicle, failing to keep a proper lookout, driving in careless and reckless manner, failing to see what should have been seen, failing to keep a proper distance between the vehicles and improper backing.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, permanent damage, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, property damage and economic damages.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Pierre F. Gaudin of Gretna.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.

Case no. 742-266.

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