Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Emergency Post

If an ambulance hits you as it's speeding to someone in need, will it stop to assist you, or call another ambulance and go to the person who called it?

Actually, this question has been bothering me for some time about the emergency services, so much so that I think about it every time I hear the emergency siren. I was almost crossing a road when a truck with a siren ran the red light and I thought "Oh, I could have jumped in front of it, got knocked over and tested what would have happened!" Oh dear.

Then I realised it was a fire engine.

I heard another today, but it was an ambulance motorcycle (it's the first time I've seen one of those). It's not quite the same thing, is it?

This is really getting to me. It's like, if doctors get sick, do they write their own sick notes to say they're too sick to go to work? .... or come to hospital?

I've never been a doctor before (or for that matter, an ambulance) so I don't know.

1 comment:

Maria said...


Today, walking home from work, just about to cross a road, I heard the screech of a siren. Yes, 'twas an ambulance.

I could have taken the test there and then, but I resisted the urge.

It was a great demonstration of willpower on my part.

Or the triumph of the survival instinct over the thirst for knowledge.

I prefer to think of it as the former.