The unknown driver of the Mercedes follows the ambulance as it overtakes stationary traffic
A motorist in Lincoln caught the moment the driver of a white mercedes followed an emergency ambulance through traffic that was driving on ‘blues-and-twos’.
Sam Keyworth was driving his own vehicle on Canwick Hill at around 1700 on 7th August when, having seen the emergency ambulance approach in his rear-view mirror, he pulled over in order to let the ambulance pass.
However, just as Mr Keyworth went to pull away, he noticed that the driver of a white mercedes convertible was tailgating the emergency ambulance as it crossed over some solid white lines which were in the middle of the road.
Mr Keywork told ‘Lincolnshire Live’ that the driver of the white mercedes was not directly following the ambulance and that the car turned in a different direction once both it and the ambulance reached the brow of a hill.
He told Lincolnshire Live:
“At first I thought they were just pulling back on to the road like everyone else was.
“Then they moved into the middle of the road and just shot past everyone else.
“I couldn’t believe it when they carried on after the ambulance turned off.
On his own Facebook profile, Mr Keyworth said:
“Apparently it’s acceptable to drive up the middle of the road following an ambulance on blues now if you’re as important as this person…
“And no they weren’t being escorted or anything, ambulance turned off towards Bracebridge, car went towards Branston…”.
A post published on the East Midlands Ambulance Service Facebook page said:
“our staff are highly trained experienced blue light drivers; they risk their lives to save others.
“Following our ambulances through traffic while they are travelling on blue lights is dangerous, not only are you putting your own life at risk but you are also endangering other road users and pedestrians #Be999wise #Respect”.
in reply to West Midlands Ambulance Services’ post, Mark Jones said:
“We had this happen in Western Australia recently The driver received a 12 month ban and fine Sheer arrogance on the part of the Mercedes driver”.
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