Medics in Telford, England were called out to assist a patient with an emergency. As a part of their effort, they moved the patient into the back of the ambulance. That's when things went unexpectedly sideways. As they were treating and stabilizing the patient, a man began attacking the ambulance vehicle.
The medics called police and were able to escape, but the ambulance had to be taken off the road for repairs. That's when Twitter got word of what happened.
One of the medics involved mentioned it as well.
Working with Zoe tonight, trainee technician. Rather surprised when treating a patient in the back of the ambulance a random stranger began to attack the vehicle! Police requested, we got away safely but damage means that vehicle now off road 😡. All people okay, thank goodness.— Joy Hughes (@wmasjoyhughes) April 30, 2018
And as the news spread, people got more and more angry about the unprovoked attack.
For all they knew you could have been treating one of their loved ones. I can't begin to understand people like that. Thank you for doing what you do in spite of them.— Pam Harper (@PamHarper20) April 30, 2018
What kind of a savage do you have to be to attack an ambulance on a call?— James Castillo (@Verbalfury) May 1, 2018
Who on earth has the mind to do that? Please show us the criminal. I hope the paramedics are safe and the patient is recovering.— Jay (@jaycaron87) April 30, 2018
This is a pointless attack on Ambulances & Staff, Taken an Ambulance off then road so one less serving population that requires assistance - RECKLESS & DUMB!!— Mike (@mike36l) April 30, 2018
Interestingly, other people are questioning the decision to pull the vehicle from service.
A Damaged Wing Mirror And A Bit Of Mud And It's Off The Road, Are There No Garages Or Carwashes In Telford?— Jody Logan (@JodyLogan85) April 30, 2018
Because of a broken wing mirror & some mud?— Crazylegs🇳🇵 (@crazylegsno1) April 30, 2018
Jesus wept you lot need to toughen up.
Phew, for a minute back there I thought this tale might have been some kind of over reaction or exaggeration.— John Smith (@john_smithUK123) April 30, 2018
Attacking an emergency vehicle is garbage person behaviour but honestly what damage is there? Wash the thing and it's back on the road. No need to be overly dramatic, every sensible person is already on your side.— Tom (@thomas_cawston) April 30, 2018
I mean I don't condone the attack but...a broken side mirror and some mud put it out of service?— Keith (@Keith_NRA4LIFE) May 1, 2018
Either way, it probably won't be long before authorities get somewhere on this.
The ambulances all have CCTV all round and inside, which is being handed to the police.— Joy Hughes (@wmasjoyhughes) April 30, 2018
We want to hear your thoughts on the issue. Was this a "senseless attack" as reported, or just some literal mud flinging?