SHAMEFUL: Motorist hurls abuse at life-saving ambulance crew in Chesterfield

The motorist honked their horn at an ambulance for around half an hour.
The motorist honked their horn at an ambulance for around half an hour.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is investigating after a shameful motorist verbally abused a life-saving crew in Chesterfield.

An EMAS spokesman said this afternoon: "No matter how loudly you shout at our crews, how much you beep your horn or how nasty the notes you leave on our windscreens, if we are treating a patient they will always come first.

"Unfortunately, while treating a patient in Chesterfield today, one motorist chose to continuously honk their horn for around 30 minutes and then unleashed a barrage of verbal abuse on our ambulance crew when they returned to their vehicle.

"Sometimes we will need to block driveways or roads so that we can access a patient experiencing a medical emergency.

"Please be patient with us - one day it could be you or your family member who needs our emergency help."

The spokesman added: "The details of this incident have now been passed on to our security team who will investigate further.

"We will not be releasing any additional details."