Pull over for emergency vehicles
This letter is to all the drivers who do not believe they are required by law to give the right-of-way to ambulances that are coming upon you from behind or which are coming toward you from the front with lights and sirens on. I would just like to know if they are ignorant, stupid or think they are too important to pull over because what they have to do is more important than someone else’s emergency. Seriously, I would like to know. Call me.
On May 8, I had a major heart attack and was being transported from Morgan County to MMH. My wife was riding in the front of the squad and was yelling because people would not pull over for the squad vehicle with lights flashing and sirens blaring.
I noticed we had to stop at one point. She told me later we had to stop at the red light at Ohio 60 and Ohio 821 while a tractor-trailer, which had to see us, pulled onto Ohio 60 along with the three cars behind him. Then, they pulled over. An emergency vehicle should never have to stop. I bet they wouldn’t have pulled out in front of a police car.
After I was cared for, the doctor told my wife I had what is called “The Widow Maker” and had just minutes to spare or it would have done its job.
Knowing inconsiderate drivers almost cost me my life really ticks (not the first word I thought of) me off. If you’re so stupid you can’t get out of the way of an emergency vehicle, it’s time for you to turn in your license.
Ambulances should be equipped with dash-cams and record the license numbers of these people and let the police send them a nice little ticket in the mail or maybe take their license for three months.