Paramedics are out there every day, saving lives, but according to one heartless driver, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t follow the same road rules as the rest of us.
Yesterday, the West Midlands Ambulance Service in the UK took to Twitter to share their disappointment after not one but two incidents of paramedics being told to move their ambulances to let drivers pass.
“Just heard from one of our staff that two crews were treating a cardiac arrest patient today – the most serious case we can attend – and someone banged on the side of the ambulance asking them to move as they couldn’t get their car out!” the WMAS tweeted, adding that no matter what, patients come first.
Sadly, it wasn’t the first such incident of the day. Hours earlier, while paramedics were desperately working to save a man’s life, a selfish homeowner left a disgraceful note on their vehicle.
It reads, “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."
According to the ambulance crew, who had been treating a man vomiting blood, they were parked outside the Birmingham property for less than half an hour.
“Sometimes we just don’t know quite what to say,” the WMAS said. “Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes, there just isn’t time.”
Both cases have outraged social media users, describing the people responsible as “disgusting", “selfish” and “narrow-minded”.
Tell us in the comments below, what do you think about the note? Is it ever acceptable to berate emergency services like this?