Fuming medics blast ‘selfish’ driver who parked so close to ambulance patient couldn’t get in – The Sun

MEDICS have blasted a driver for parking 12 inches behind their ambulance's door, preventing them from being able to get a patient in.

The crew discovered the "inconsiderate" driver's parking job after they rushed in to a home they were called to in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

They also didn't have room to move at the front as a van was parked there, effectively trapping the vehicle.

After coming back to their vehicle, the East of England Ambulance Service paramedics took to social media to shame the driver.

They wrote: "Thanks to the individual who parked up approximately 1ft behind an emergency ambulance attending a call.

"Show some respect – it's likely one of your neighbours and your inconsiderate act could have caused a delay in time-critical care.

"With the step extending from the rear of the ambulance, you left approximately 1ft for us to potentially get our ramp down and a trolley behind that."

The image they posted on Thursday also shows the sign on the back door clearly requesting "4 metres minimum clearance".


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Many supported the paramedics and condemned the driver – even its own service.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “It is essential motorists give the best access possible to our vehicles because every minute counts in an emergency and we would ask the public to park with consideration.

“Considerate parking includes thinking about blind spots for oncoming vehicles, ensuring an ambulance is able to travel through the road without problems, and helping crews park very close to the address we’re called to.”

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