A heart attack patient has died after a selfish motorist pinned a rude note on an ambulance windscreen demanding the paramedics get out the way of his drive.
The incredibly insensitive handwritten note said: “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.”
The man who was being treated by paramedics – and at the time was said to be critical – has since died in hospital, according to news reports this evening.
He had been rushed to Heartlands Hospital in the West Midlands after staff sounded the alarm at Livingstone House, a addiction rehabilitation centre in Birmingham.
Emergency workers were left stunned when they found the note on Friday.
The disgruntled driver banged on the side of the ambulance and demanded it be moved.
In a tweet, the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Just heard from one of our staff that two crews were treating a cardiac arrest patient today – the most serious case we can attend – and someone banged on the side of the ambulance asking them to move as they couldn’t get their car out!
“Sorry, #patientscomefirst sad”
The patient has since passed away in hospital, according to the Mail Online.
Responding to the ambulance service’s initial tweet, Laura May said: “What’s wrong with people nowadays. What if the boot was on the other foot and it was their family member who was ill. It makes my b
“They assessed his condition and immediately took him on blue lights to hospital where he was in a critical condition.
“Our staff will always try and park considerately, but sometimes, there just isn’t time. Sorry, patients come first.”
The spokesman added on the day of the incident: “The patient was in a critical condition. The crew were on scene for less than 30 minutes.
“They blue lighted the man in and asked for medics to be on standby to receive the patient immediately upon their arrival.”