A couple of days ago, we reported on the Ambulance Crew which had an object thrown at their vehicle as they made their way to an emergency call. Although by sheer chance the object, which later turned out to be a ball-bearing packed into a snowball, did not penetrate the windscreen, the crew were still showered with shards of glass.
We made contact with one of the crew in order to find out some more information in relation to what happened (see below).
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Tell us a little bit about what happened immediately before and immediately after the incident?
We were on blues responding to an emergency call traveling at about 55mph when I saw a flash of white and a loud bang and the window had been smashed, thought it was ice at first but nothing on the bridge, contacted control who requested police and stood us down and sent another crew causing a delay to the patient.
If you are allowed, then can you give any details regarding that call that you was on at the time?
I’m not sure so I’ll not just to be safe
Did you see the individual(s) who threw the brick at you, and if you did, can you share with us regarding what they looked like – one of our followers may be able to help identify the suspect(s)
No we didn’t see anything just found the ball bearing and with the flash of white assumed that had been put in a snowball as the ball bearing matched the damage to the glass
Do you know what happened to the patient that was waiting for your ambulance ?
They was a delay to them as another crew further away had to be dispatched as we were the closest vehicle at the time
How did this incident make you feel ?
Shook me up to be honest bit shakey and had to wash some glass out of our eyes but otherwise alright we went back out to finish our shift on another truck
If you could say anything to the individuals responsible for this attack, what would you say?
Why? I understand snowballs at the side of trucks when you are a kid is fun but why add a dangerous steel ball in to the mix, on a fast road and aim for glass I don’t quite get it myself
Has anything like this ever happened to you before?
Has this incident put you off from doing your job?
No I love my job, just makes me a little more wary around overpasses
What would you say to anyone thinking of joining the ambulance service?
Absolutely do it. It’s the best decision I have ever made and the best job. Making a genuine difference to people’s lives every day. There is nothing quite like it and I’d recommend anyone to join up…
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