2 ambulances attacked with bricks while on call
The first ambulance was on the way to a patient when it was hit, and the second was taking the same patient to the hospital when the attack occurred
By EMS1 Staff
BIRMINGHAM, England — Two ambulances were taken out of service after being attacked by bricks while on a call.
The BBC reported that the first West Midlands Ambulance Service rig was on its way to a patient with breathing issues when it was hit by a brick while driving under an overpass, resulting in a cracked windshield.
A second ambulance was called to respond to the same patient after the attack, and the crew heard a loud bang while transporting the patient to the hospital.
Upon arrival, the EMS providers found a dent above the windscreen and driver’s door. Both ambulances were taken out of service for repairs.
"Never mind that two vehicles are off the road which could be out helping to save lives, this was a horrendous incident for the staff involved,” Emergency Services Operations Delivery Director Nathan Hudson said. "They do a difficult job at the best of times, but to have this sort of incident happen has understandably left them shocked and upset. I am just thankful that no-one was hurt. The potential for this to have turned into an incident which resulted in serious injury or worse is plain to see."
The incident is currently under investigation.
Imagine what you would feel if you were en-route to a poorly patient on blue lights when someone on a bridge throws a brick at your vehicle! That's what happened not once, but twoce yesterday. Help us catch the individual(s): https://t.co/AxBQbNq4gP pic.twitter.com/JwXtUtkziY— West Midlands Ambulance Service (@OFFICIALWMAS) September 26, 2018