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