What do most people do/feel when they see an emergency ambulance on its way to a 999 call with its blue lights and sirens activated? Move out of the way? Feel chills down their spines as they try not to imagine what the call is that the crew will have to deal with?
These are just two reactions from your average decent member of the public, who understands what the role of the ambulance service actually is.
As the medic driving the emergency ambulance makes his/her way to a call, they never know what to expect when they get there. The details which are passed from the control room, are often a bit sketchy at best, depending on how panic-stricken the caller is.
What Ambulance crews should not have to deal with or worry about, is individuals throwing bricks at them as they speed towards the next potentially life-saving 999 call!
One emergency ambulance crew, however, was struck by a brick that had been hurtled off of a bridge in what seemed like a determined and targeted attack.
The Medic involved, Nathan Thornton, stated in a post on Facebook: “Getting bricked on the way to an emergency, on blues and getting showered with shards of glass, not ideal and fairly scary ngl. Happy Sunday guys”.
The incident took place on Sunday 18th March, near to the Byker bypass in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
We are not too sure what call the emergency ambulance was making its way to at the time, or how long the patient waiting for the emergency ambulance had to then wait for another resource to be allocated.
Clearly though, the crew were not only shocked by what happened, but they ended up being showered with shards of razor sharp glass.
And all because a self-loathing, self-centred individual, who does not deserve to be on the face of this planet, decided that his/her life is so boring, and so dull, and so empty of any notion of decency, that the only way they could keep their sorry selves entertained on a Sunday, was to throw a brick at an emergency ambulance that was on its way to potentially save someone’s life.
We can only hope that the vile individual is caught; that a nearby CCTV camera picked up footage of the coward as they ran away from the scene, like the weakling that they truly are.
Or that perhaps a member of the public, who was in the area at the time, saw the cretinous individual run off back towards the rock from whence they came.
Someone will know something. Rarely do imbeciles such as those responsible for this crime resist the temptation to gob off to their mates about their cowardly act.
So if you just happen to be reading this, and you know anything, then do the decent thing, the right thing, and phone crimestoppers on 0800 555111 which is 100% anonymous and just pass them the name of the pondlife that carried out this cowardly attack.
Because that is what this was incident was; an attack.
You don’t have to be an A&E consultant to realise that a brick travelling at a combined velocity of around 100 mph, should it have gone through the windscreen and ended up hitting either of the medics, probably would have ended up killing the crew of the ambulance, and perhaps anyone else driving along the same stretch of road should the ambulance have lost control.
The vile individual MUST be caught, and they MUST be brought to justice. It’s only by sheer chance that the crew were not seriously hurt. This attack, is an absolute disgrace.
We genuinely hope that our Northumbria Police oppos manage to catch the vile entity responsible for this attack on our life-saving medic oppos.
When they are caught, then we will happily share a picture of them for the world to see.
This is just another reason why we are calling for ANYONE convicted of assaulting/attacking/abusing our emergency services & NHS colleagues, to then have the 999 system withdrawn, and their access to ‘free’ healthcare revoked.
Their details should be logged onto a central national database, that can be checked in real-time by control room staff, prior to any emergency services resources being sent to them.
Or, as an example, if a member of the public calls 999 on behalf of someone who has previously been convicted of assaulting ANY member of the emergency services/NHS, then the convict should be made to pay for the resources which they have utilised.
Resources which should be used only for people who respect the often harrowing job which our emergency services do on a minute-by-minute basis.
Written by one of the many Admins of Emergency Services Humour on Facebook, who is also a regular contributor to our popular fortnightly eMagazine that contains ALL of the stories, blogs and special features which are not shared publicly.
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