Angry driver's note to paramedics on 999 call

Emergency call paramedics were left shocked after a note was left on their ambulance scolding them for allegedly blocking a driveway.

Sunday, 12th November 2017, 1:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 2:42 am
The note and (left) the ambulance which treated the seriously ill man
The note and (left) the ambulance which treated the seriously ill man

West Midlands Ambulance Service tweeted pictures of the hand-written message, after responding to a call in Birmingham on Friday.

The note read: "You may be saving lives, but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive."

The ambulance service expressed disbelief and said they had been treating a man vomiting blood in the Small Heath area of the city, at the time.

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In a statement, paramedics said: "Sometimes we just don't know what to say.

"This was the note left on an ambulance today.

"At the time, the crew were helping a man who was extremely unwell after vomiting blood.

"They took him on blue lights to hospital where he was in a critical condition."

Following a wave of support on social media, the ambulance service thanked people for their backing.

The paramedics said: "We still can't believe it, and it appears you can't either.

"Leaves us feeling really rather #sad - thanks again for all your support."