Emergency Services News can reveal that an emergency ambulance has been damaged by someone after the crew of the ambulance left the vehicle in order to treat a child who sadly passed away.
We were contacted by a source, close to the crew involved in the incident, who said:
“Tonight my colleagues attended a 999 call to a very unwell child who sadly didn’t make it.
“Two ambulances attended the incident and one of the vehicles was left at the scene and the other was taken to
“We returned to the scene a few hours later and found the windscreen had been smashed with something
“that vehicle is now off the road. Some people are ****ing a***holes” .
Not only does this incident highlight the tragic calls which the emergency services have to deal with, but it also highlights just how disgusting the behaviour is of the sort of cowardly individual who takes it upon themselves to damage emergency vehicles.
If you are not in the emergency services, then put yourself in the shoes of the medic who returned to their vehicle, only to find that it had been damaged.
Imagine dealing with such a sad and tragic call, only to find that someone has decided to cause damage to your vehicle, meaning that you now have to wait at the scene for the vehicle to be recovered as it cannot be driven.
Not only do you have to deal with and process the intense emotional feelings which come with dealing with this type of call, but you now end up also having to deal with the anger that comes with knowing that some idiot has decided to damage your emergency ambulance.
Those who damage emergency vehicles are a complete disgrace.
They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves and do not ever deserve to benefit from the professionalism and dedication of the emergency services.
Due to the request of anonymity, something we always respect, we cannot share any further details of the incident at this time.
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