When you need medical transport for yourself or a loved one, it is very important to choose a company that is accredited, insured, experienced and has an excellent reputation. Another consideration is the type of vehicles that are being used, some are not suitable for long distant medical transport. A recent incident in Florida is evidence of this.
On the morning of October 23, 2018, a 91-year-old woman in a medical transport minivan died after the vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. Although the woman was in a wheelchair that was properly secured inside of the van, she was sitting very close to the rear of the vehicle and was subjected to a majority of the impact. While accidents of this nature are not common events, they do underscore the importance of choosing a vehicle that has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACC Medlink transport vehicles are built and exceed the safety standards set by DOT. The large fleet is expertly maintained at regular intervals. The company’s vehicles are tall enough to allow for standing and have adequate width for comfortable beds and proper patient care. Family can ride along at no additional charge and be comfortable along the way as well. While having peace of mind knowing that everyone is in caring and safe hands along the way.
Other medical transport companies may use vehicles like motor homes and minivans. Motor homes are not approved by DOT because they do not undergo the same stringent tests for safety that cars do. As in the case above, minivans are unpredictable in crashes and are very cramped inside, further compromising patient care and safety.
You have many choices when it comes to medical transport. ACC Medlink is always available to answer your questions and provide you with safe, quality service. Call 1-800-550-1025 or visit the website for more information.