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Ambulance driver was on duty ‘saving lives,’ returns to find note on windshield from angry resident

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An ambulance driver in England was stunned to see a note left on his vehicle as he returned after responding to a call.

The driver had been helping a man in Birmingham, England who was vomiting blood when he came back to the ambulance to find a nasty message on his windshield, The Mirror reported.

“You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive,” it read.

Sam Grimson, a paramedic, responded to the note on Twitter.

“One of our crews encountered this delightful note after assisting a patient suffering a major internal bleed!” he wrote. “The crew were not on scene long due to how poorly the patient was. We always try to park appropriately but sometimes it it not possible.”

The ambulance was only on the scene for 30 minutes helping the man who was in critical condition, according to The Mirror.

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was dumbfounded by the note, telling The Mirror “sometimes we just don’t know what to say.”

“At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting a lot of blood,” he said.

“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,” he told The Mirror.

People on social media were outraged by the callousness of the note writer.

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Carmine Sabia


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