We hate to hear stories like this, but when we do we are always relieved when our customers escape a vehicle accident unharmed.
Mr. Ohlde bought his wheelchair accessible van from us last October. It was a new 2016 BraunAbility Chrysler Town & Country van that the Veteran’s Administration helped him purchase. He was in our office on Friday, September 4th, 2018 having the hinge on his Braun fold-out ramp replaced. Shortly after leaving our office he called us to see if we had a rental van available. A drunk driver had crossed the center line and hit his van head-on.
His caregiver Teresa was driving and quickly steered towards the guard rail so the Subaru hit the driver side of the van. Norm was secured in the front passenger seat in his EZ Lock. He was not injured in the accident although his van and the car that hit him were both totaled. His wheelchair sustained some damage as well. Teresa also walked away with a few scratches on her lower legs. The drunk driver left in bad condition in the ambulance. Norm called us before EMS had even finished as he wanted to get the rental secured. I am including the pictures of Norm in the rental, as well as his van the Subaru that hit him. The EZ Lock wheelchair securement likely saved his life. 😊