Ambos losing life-saving seconds when cars don't pull over
"Maybe it’s just a few minutes here or a couple seconds there. It can cost someone their life," Paramedic Field Chief Margie Bomben said
CHICAGO — In an emergency, we count on ambulances to get us to the hospital. But what if those ambulances are delayed?
It happens every day, and it could mean the difference between life and death. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they’re up against. It’s a law broken every day: drivers failing to yield to ambulances.
Even a Pace bus pulls out and turns in front of one. Violations can happen multiple times in one run. A valet at Trump Tower delays an ambulance on its way to the ER with a patient not once, but twice, costing the paramedics 20 seconds. Another 23 seconds is lost at an intersection. Paramedic Field Chief Margie Bomben says those delays can be deadly.