This Image come courtesy of @Reynolds of the Random Acts of Reality blog.  He is a paramedic in the London Ambulance Service.  Emergency responders get this type of run all the time. I usually get them as concerned motorist that saw a person slumped over the wheel of a car on the side of the freeway. Usually this “patient who is slumped over the wheel” just dropped something, pulled off the road like a responsible person and was trying to pick it up. So all you cell phone happy people out there in la-la land I have a question for you. If you were SO concerned about the well being of these people, WHY DIDN’T YOU STOP? They always call a mile or two down the road, continuing on their way but suddenly they felt like they should call 911 or 999 or whatever the emergency services number in their country to have an ambulance, police officer and fire engine race to the scene. By the time we get there the “Patient” has picked up their item of the floor boards of  their car and happily continued on their way.

Next time if you feel the need to call, stop and check on the person yourself, then call. Save lives by not endangering ours.

This has been a Public Service Announcement from Rescue Monkey.


About Joel

I am a paramedic, firefighter and I work for an organ procurement organization. All stories related to work have been altered to HIPPA standards and for the protection of those involved. The personal stories are different. Photography, flying, aviation, hiking, camping, travel, geocaching, amateur radio are a few of my hobbies.
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