Mercedes Driver Filmed Telling Paramedics Off For 'Blocking The Road'
A man was filmed harassing paramedics while they were helping someone, telling them to move their ambulance as it was blocking his Mercedes from getting through.
In the footage, which was filmed from inside another driver's car in Earl's Court, west London, the man can be seen gesturing at the paramedics and shaking his head as they make their way back into the vehicle - which has its blue flashing lights switched on.
A Facebook user called Henry Beckles uploaded a four-minute video of the incident to social media, claiming the anonymous driver had even started filming himself so that he could report the paramedics for 'blocking the road'.
Beckles wrote: "So this k**b decides to go right up behind a parked ambulance with flashing blue and red lights on and then proceeds to beep his horn at the parked emergency vehicle so he can get past. What a jockey.
"Then he takes out his phone so he can report the ambulance for blocking the road."
Beckles' Facebook post soon went viral, having racked up 11,000 shares and 2,600 comments.
One person commented: "He should think that it might be one of his loved ones in the ambulance and then he would want the paramedics to attend to them properly no matter how long it took."
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Another added: "Honestly someone needs an ambulance, you shut up and wait, and hope they're OK!! Self centered p***k!"
In the clip, Beckles narrates what has happened, saying: "This is what happens when you're a complete ar** in a Merc.
"Come down the road, see an ambulance, with the lights flashing, and then trying to beep up the place and get the man to move.
"What a complete d***head.
"Just cos the man's driving a big Merc. And then he's pulling out his video talking about he's going to report the ambulance people. This man's a complete fool."
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "When responding to seriously ill and injured patients we prioritise getting to their side as quickly and as safely as we can.
"On occasion this may mean that other road users are temporarily obstructed, but we do not expect our crews to be verbally or physically assaulted when this happens.
"This is not part of the job."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Henry Beckles