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But if you flag down an officer and beg him to take you to the hospital for whatever reason -- forget it. It ain't happening. You will wait for the ambulance pain and suffering notwithstanding... unless death is imminent.
Odd little practice there... considering how long it takes them to come if there are a bunch of hooligans disturbing the peace in from of your home.
Originally posted by kidflash2008
reply to post by Maxmars
The problem is not the police officer, it is they are not equipped with any medical stuff you might need. What if you suffer a cardiac arrest or seizure on the way to the ER? An ambulance has the equipment and professionals needed for the trip to the ER.
A life or death situation, yes they will get you there. All others, it is best to wait the extra minute for the professional care.
Edited to add: If I saw a person lying in pain, I would immediately call 911 and see that the person is comfortable. I would not try to move such person but try to get as much information to relay it to the paramedics when they arrive. The police usually do the same in the situation.
[edit on 4/13/2010 by kidflash2008]