D.C. Woman Hops Out of Ambulance, Catches Cab to ER

There’s clearly no shortage of fuckery in our nation’s capital. If you thik there’s a definite need for our elected officials to get their shit together, in comes the following story from the District of Columbia and a certain emergency response unit.

This from NBC Washington:

A D.C. woman who called 911 ended up getting out of an ambulance and taking Metro to a hospital after two responders started arguing, she said.

Rose Preston thought she was having a stroke when she began experiencing numbness and tingling on the left side of her face around 2:15 a.m. March 15. She called 911, but once she was inside the ambulance, two members of D.C. Fire & EMS began having a heated argument.

“They were constantly bickering back and forth with one another, and to the point that I felt so uncomfortable,” she said.

Preston wasn’t sure what the two men were arguing about but said it seemed to be personal.

“I didn’t feel safe being transported by the vehicle,” said Preston, an Army veteran. She was feeling a little better after receiving the oxygen and decided to get out of the ambulance before they began driving.


It’s a damn shame when you gotta hop out of an ambulance and catch a cab to the emergency room. But as the original report indicates, another resident died across the street from the fire station after being ignored while seeking help.

The department is already under fire for a number of high-profile incidents, among them the death of a 77-year-old man who collapsed right across the street from a fire station in January. His daughter pleaded with a firefighter to respond but was told to call 911 instead.

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