By Sedici - 18/12/2011 07:44 - United States
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Not all old people are bad drivers. But I do agree that most of them are less suitable for driving because of the many problems and complications that come with old age. This is why some countries/states have laws which require those over a certain age to take a proficiency test before they can resume driving.
how did you hear the context if what they said? did you stop to exchange insurance information? stopping would be counterproductive, so unless they phoned you, you just proved that you are more concerned for insurance information from someone who deserved it, than a not breathing four-year-old.
You idiots are missing the point. The question was, "Did he make it?" Regardless of the use of the word, "He", you knew the question was about the child, no? Stop being a prick, and leave it be. Plus, it is a very common thing to call a person a "he" when you do not know the gender, regardless if "There are more women in the world than men."
OP likely doesn't know if the patient survived. They'd only know if the child died on the way, or immediately after arriving at the hospital. Paramedics and EMTs job is to keep the patient alive until they arrive at the hospital, once hospital staff take over, the paramedics and EMTs leave to go on another call. In case my knowledge of the subject is tested; my sister is an EMT, and I've spent quite a bit of time in hospitals, I'm becoming a nurse.
Coming from my perspective as a 20+ year paramedic, I usually try to find out the outcome of all of my critical patients. My follow-up is paramount to my own quality assurance. It lets me know what the differential was and if I was on target. It allows me to gain more experience and insight in the event I have similar future calls. Also, lay off the kid, it is a normal, HUMAN characteristic to want to know if the child survived.
#210 - I know your heart's in the right place, but that's just way too many trips to the DMV. That place is hell on Earth. Old people should though. For them it's not just a matter of carelessness, it's a matter of being physically incapable of being sharp in the head enough to handle driving.
god damn !!! this is what service people get? trying to save peoples life and get scream att ??? REALLYY!?!
Question, if the OP was in a rush, how was there time to stop for the stupid people??
The law requires that drives give right of way to emergency vehicles. Did you call law enforcement to take care of the non compliant driver? How did they manage to spit on you? I can't imagine that once they were out of the way you stopped to have a conversation with them.