A Staten Island man is taking the Fire Department of New York, four EMTs and the city itself to court after he drunkenly threw himself out of a moving ambulance.
At around 1:05am on June 11, Yaugeni Kralkin, 54, was found ‘sitting on the ground, uninjured, with unsteady gait’ in Bull’s Head by cops, according to documents filed in Richmond County.
After he told them he wanted to go home, the cops took the ‘uncooperative’ man to the FDNY ambulance – but he now claims his ride home was anything but smooth.
Yaugeni Kralkin, 54, was found in a drunken stupor by cops and EMTs on June 11 and put in an ambulance – but then he escaped his straps and leaped out ending up unconscious
Kralkin was found here, on Dawsons Circle in Staten Island, by the cops. He is suing the EMTs, NYC and the FDNY, saying not enough was done to stop him jumping out of the ambulance
Kralkin had spent the night knocking back wine and cognac and smoking a hookah because of ‘family issues’, his attorney, Borislav Chernyy, told the New York Post.
That led to him becoming unruly in the back of the ambulance.
He then managed to ‘unbuckle his straps on the stretcher, open the door of the ambulance and jump out’ according to the suit.
That happened despite there being two EMTs in the back of the vehicle at the time, the suit alleges.
He landed hard on Richmond Road, the suit claims, and was knocked unconscious. Chernyy says he suffered multiple facial fractures and bleeding on the brain.
The lawsuit then accuses the medics of not immediately moving him into an ambulance, delaying his medical care by ’12 minutes’.
Chernyy admits that his client’s actions were unwise, but says the medics are still at fault.
‘At least you could have stopped him,’ Chernyy said. ‘I think it was a poor choice for him to consume that much alcohol, but as human beings we make poor choices.
‘They failed to care for him, because he was in no state to have any motor skills or make any decisions.’
The suit is calling for unspecified damages.
Kralkin’s suit says he suffered bleeding on the brain and multiple fractures in his face; he is suing for unspecified damages