Wilkins v. Williams

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 114310
Decision Date: 
June 20, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Justice: 
THOMAS
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed.
Passenger in vehicle which turned across lanes of traffic was injured in collision with ambulance making nonemergency transport of patient to nursing home; ambulance was not operating sirens or lights. Immunity provision of Emergency Medical Services Systems Act immunizes from civil liability, as to third parties, driver of ambulance transporting patient on non-emergency basis, except where conduct was willful and wanton. (FREEMAN, GARMAN, KARMEIER, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring; KILBRIDE, dissenting.)