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Man whose parents died hours apart sues ambulance company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man whose parents died hours apart has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance company, blaming the driver for going too fast and a paramedic for failing to secure his mother as she rode along taking her dying husband to hospice care.

The Wisconsin State Journal newspaper reports that Bruce Huibregtse is seeking unspecified compensation in the 2012 deaths.

The lawsuit, filed in Dane County, says Don Huibregtse was ill with cancer and his wife, Laurel, planned to be by his side in his final moments. It says she hit her head when the emergency vehicle stopped suddenly and that she later died of her injuries.

The paper says the driver wasn’t cited for traffic violations and that the owners of Ryan Brothers Ambulance couldn’t be reached for comment.

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