The Rise of the Medical Emergency Pt. 5
Normalize it, don't criticize it
Good morning, serious people. These days the news is flush with accidents, drownings, and skull-crushing injuries like the one suffered by Heather McDonald:
As an aside, we all know this, but — imagine if this were your pilot. Or your surgeon. Or a city bus driver.
“Several people were taken to the hospital after an RTA bus crashed in Cleveland Heights Saturday morning.”
“According to officials, around 11:30 a.m., the bus driver suffered from a medical emergency and crashed the bus in the 3900 block of Mayfield Road.
Several passengers were on the bus at the time, and officials say six parties were taken to the hospital. Thankfully, none of their injuries were critical.”
The next medical emergency story I found today also involves a bus stop. I’m not writing about buses. There just happens to be buses involved. Don’t blame me.
“An Ipswich bus station has reopened following a medical emergency.
Old Cattle Market Street station was shut today (May 20) at around 2pm.
Ipswich buses tweeted that it was 'an incident near to the bus station'.”
Well, now we know that. There’s not much else to the story. They also include this bit: “Police and an air ambulance attended the scene.”
Some medical emergencies have these air ambulances involved.
“A drink driving case against a Newtown man has been adjourned as the defendant could be set to put forward a special argument due to a medical emergency.”
Interesting defense. Let’s see if it works out for him.
“Rob Hanratty, representing Tharan, said: “There are special reasons, based on a medical emergency.
“We need to get medical evidence and fix a date. He does occasionally suffer these dire medical emergencies.””
Okay, so, I really have little idea what’s going on here. It’s a medical emergency. Drinking apparently doesn’t help.
So that’s the three stories I found today. Also in the news: Today marks the start of National EMS Week! I wouldn’t be surprised if this started in 2021 — Nope! — 1974. Several stories are popping up from around the country about honoring EMS workers. Might be interesting to see what rolls out.