They were buckled in, had the car air conditioning going and the radio humming in the background as Ogden resident Richard Noorda prepared to take his 88-year-old mother, Arline Logan, to a doctor's appointment last July.
The two never made it through the intersection at Sunset Lane and U.S. 89. A westbound ambulance, lights and siren on as it transported a critically injured patient to a nearby hospital, struck the left front of Noorda's car, causing it to careen 45 yards north on U.S. 89. The emergency vehicle also hit two other cars before coming to a stop.
"My mother was killed outright," Noorda said as he spoke in support of HB230 Wednesday morning. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, is in answer to the accident that took Logan's life as well as a fatal ambulance crash in Hurricane just a few weeks later.