JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police say Friday, a Liberty Ambulance ran through a red light, on its way to a call. The lights and sires were on, but Anneliese Belzer ventured out anyway.
The question is, who had the right-of-way? We sat down with Florida Highway Patrol to find out.
"Statute requires us as well as local policy requires us to use "due care" when operating with lights and sirens," Lt. Justin Asbury said.
FHP goes above and beyond that. Troopers are required to make a complete stop at a red light intersection before proceeding.
Asbury says the public has a role to play as well.
"Constantly be attentive, checking your mirrors every couple of seconds, just scanning out in front of you, looking around at what's ahead. Just practice to look two seconds down the road to what's ahead of you," he continued.
Belzer's case is still under investigation. Ultimately, JSO has to determine who was at fault but the driver of the ambulance could get charged.
"Emergency responders can get in trouble if investigation shows they weren't using due care," Asbury said.
Not yielding to an emergency vehicle is a moving violation, that is punishable by up to a $160 fine, depending on what county you live in.