Ambulance staff have slammed a homeowner who left an abusive note on an emergency vehicle when it blocked their driveway.
An angry resident left the letter on an East of England Ambulance Service rapid response vehicle in Luton, calling the medic a ‘blind idiot’ – despite them attending an emergency.
It was revealed by EEAST on its Twitter account, with social media users supporting the emergency service and criticising the writer for their ‘disgusting attitude’.
This note was left by a resident in Luton criticising an East of England Ambulance Service worker who was on an emergency for ‘blocking their driveway’
The note said: ‘Don’t ever park in front of my driveway, not to mention its a dropped kerb, blind idiot.’
The service then tweeted: ‘This note was left on the windscreen of a marked rapid response vehicle while a member of Team EEAST attended a medical emergency.
‘We’ve had to crop the note due to inappropriate language. Is your parking space really more important than a neighbour’s life? #DontChoosetoAbuse.’
Meanwhile paramedics dealing with a life-threatening incident in Stafford in the West Midlands experienced a similar incident when a note that said ‘Blocking path – why?’ was left on an ambulance.
The patient who the ambulance service were dealing with was later blue-lighted to hospital.
It is not known what the patient was suffering with.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: ‘Sometimes with patients who have life threatening conditions, we have to block roads and generally park in unusual ways.
‘We always try not to but at the end of the day we need to put lives first. Apologies if we cause any inconvenience.’
Another note was left on a car in Stafford saying ‘Blocking path – why?’
Responding on social media, one user said: ‘Disgusting I bet they wouldn’t care if it was there life in the balance, you do what you need to do to save who ever it is!
‘You guys do an amazing job just a shame there are low minded idiots that don’t have the brain cells to see what amazing job you do!’
Another said: ‘You do not need to apologise for doing your jobs & saving lives.
‘These ppl that leave these notes…. what if it was them or their loved one?? Be a different story then wouldn’t it?! Whoever left this note should be absolutely ashamed of themselves!!’
Emergency vehicles can park anywhere, with the Department for Transport stating that any vehicle being used for emergency purposes is exempt from parking fines.