The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
An ambulance was stolen by a patient at Emory University Hospital, giving the paramedics still inside a wild ride. The ambulance crashed right through the wall of a chiropractor office. One of the paramedics is in the hospital. The suspect may have mental issues, & is behind bars facing kidnapping charges.
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MONOC recently released a PSA on the effectiveness of lights & sirens & how care is still needed to avoid collisions & injury. It turns out that lights & sirens are not nearly as effective in warning drivers & pedestrians as one might think. This means that the available response time is very small.
MONOC suggests care & vigilance even while driving with lights & sirens. As for speed & aggressive driving, they show how it may result in more patients than those in the back of the ambulance. They even go as far as to suggest regular driving without lights & sirens in certain select cases.
For references & a free copy, visit MONOC.org.