The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 44 - Jul. 5th
Airlines, roads, the front yard, City Hall, the gas station, the nursery, the living room, prison, and pools -- all magnets for the bizarre and unexpected in the age of TROME
‘As reported by the Spanish Air Controllers account @controladores on Twitter: ‘The flight crew from Glasgow arriving at #Málaga requested medical assistance on arrival as they were carrying a 4-year-old boy with a probable epileptic seizure’.’
‘The crew of Ryanair flight FR2609 requested medical assistance to be prepared for a child aged four, who had suffered a possible epileptic seizure.’
Probable, possible… we’ll call it a medical emergency.
‘An airliner was forced to return to Gatwick due to an emergency just six minutes after take-off.
EasyJet flight 8565 performed a dramatic u-turn in the sky after a "passenger welfare issue" while 11,000 feet above Sussex.
The incident led to chaos within the airline running well into the night, causing another flight to be cancelled.’
‘A spokeswoman for EasyJet said: "We can confirm that flight EZY8565 from London Gatwick to Dalaman on 3 July returned from airborne due to a passenger onboard requiring urgent medical assistance.’
‘A medical emergency prompted Delhi-bound Indigo Airlines (6E-2303) to divert to Lucknow on Tuesday.’
‘After a medical examination of the passenger, doctors said that his BP had plummeted and he was also experiencing weakness and dehydration. Rahman has been declared unfit for air travel by doctors. The flight left for Delhi at 4.16 pm without him.”’
Plummeting blood pressure. Yup.
‘A policeman in the USA has literally gone through fire to save a citizen in need. Sergeant Ashleigh Taylor came to the rescue of a driver after their car crashed and caught alight. Taylor rushed to the scene of accident near Highway 46, and pulled the driver, a woman, from behind the driver’s seat.’
‘Local media reports indicate that the driver was having a medical emergency, and is expected to make a full recovery.’
‘Dr. Scott Hall was killed in a fatal crash on July 4 in Harrison County, Missouri.
[His] was the only vehicle involved in the crash, the report states. Investigators say the vehicle was heading northbound when it began to skid. It struck a rock and returned to the roadway.’
‘The vehicle was overcorrected and later struck an embankment, overturning.’
Holy cow, what a scene. Usually, after the first collision, things start to slow down. This guy skid, hit a rock, returned to the road, then left the road again, then hit an embankment, and then overturned. Wow.
‘A woman was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after apparently losing control of her red pickup truck while traveling on Elm Street.
Police and firefighters were called around noon Tuesday to reports that the eastbound truck had crossed into the westbound side of Elm Street before crashing into and shearing a telephone pole then striking two parked cars and two front yard fences.’
This is one of the craziest clarifications I’ve ever read:
‘After striking the pole, the truck traveled about six houses down Elm Street, hitting the two cars and two fences. A dark Pontiac LeSabre that had been in a driveway was one of the vehicles that was struck, and it was apparently pushed into the next door neighbor’s front yard at 71 Elm St.
That residence had extensive damage to its front door area and a fence, both of which apparently had been struck by at least one of the vehicles.
No one in the six residences on the north side of Elm Street was injured and no one else was in the pickup truck, Aldish noted.’ [Emphasis added]
No one in the six residences was injured.
‘No injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon after a pickup truck drove off the road and hit the northwest corner of Otho City Hall. According to Webster County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Gerhardt, the male driver of the Dodge pickup truck experienced a medical emergency, causing the crash.’
‘A medical emergency caused a woman to crash her van into a gas station Tuesday, Lawrence Police Department officials say.
The woman was uninjured in the crash and was taken to the hospital for her medical emergency.’
‘Stassi Schroeder's 2-year-old daughter was rushed to a hospital during a medical emergency ... and a frightening video shows the little one having trouble breathing.’
‘They explained Hartford looked like a zombie and her respiratory issues were apparently caused by high asthma, mucus in her lungs, and a high fever. Hartford was placed on a ventilator twice to pump air into her lungs.’
Well, kids get pretty sick.
Especially these days.
‘Officers in Bolton have praised a schoolgirl after her swift actions when she found her mum unconscious.
Monjola Popoola, who was six at the time, dialled 999 when she found mum Bunmi lying on the floor.
She calmly talked call handlers through the situation and guided them to her house.
Emergency services raced to the address and gained entry within around 10 minutes, where they administered first aid.
Bunmi said: "I was really sick and had a high temperature - similar to when I had Covid - and lost consciousness.’
‘A man died in the Denver County Jail Monday, according to the Denver Sheriff Department.
Deputies found the man “non-responsive” in a housing unit at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, Denver Sheriff Department spokeswoman Daria Serna said in a news release.’
‘London police are investigating after a man was found unresponsive in a pool in east London on Tuesday morning.
Just before 9 a.m., police responded to a call about a medical emergency at an address on Beatrice Street, near Dundas Street and Clarke Road.
Paramedics transported one man to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police did not release the identity of the man.
Police say they are investigating and assisting the chief coroner.’
‘A 71-year-old man that was found dead in a residential pool in Penn Township, on Saturday, July 1 has been identified.’
‘The coroner said she was dispatched for the reported fatality, after the alleged drowning incident, and pronounced Flickinger dead at the scene at about 9:20 p.m.
An autopsy has been scheduled at Lehigh Valley Hospital for July 4 at 8 a.m. The next of kin has been notified and the cause and manner of death are still pending at this time[.]’