UK EMS provider 'blinded' by laser while responding to call

The unidentified EMS provider said she was on her way to help someone who couldn’t breathe she was blinded by a laser beam

By EMS1 Staff

CARLISLE, England — An EMS provider said she was attacked with a laser while responding to a call.

BBC reported that the EMS provider, who chose to remain anonymous, said she was responding to a call about someone with breathing issues when she was blinded by a laser beam, causing her to pull over to avoid crashing.

The EMS provider said everything went black when the green light was directed at her.

"I am shocked and appalled that somebody has done such a cruel and dangerous thing to a member of our staff who was traveling at speed to help a patient in need,” North West Ambulance Service operations manager Christine Jones said. "Not only could this have caused a huge road accident, it could have also lost precious minutes for a patient in dire need.”

The EMS provider was transported to the hospital and treated for extreme burning pain.

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