This is authentic, I swear. I know it looks like something from the pages of the fantastic Framley Examiner, but it comes from last week’s edition of my old local paper, The Maldon and Burnham Standard.
by Johanna Bell
PARAMEDICS were left red-faced and bruised when their colleagues ended up taking them to hospital after an emergency call.
The two clumsy men were taken to Broomfield Hospital after they both walked into a glass door at a heart attack victim’s home in Danbury.
The accidents meant that three ambulances had to be called to the same address.
A spokesman for Essex Ambulance Service said: “Two paramedics from Burnham arrived at the house to assist a man in cardiac arrest and one of them walked into a glass door, which we believe was the porch door, and broke his nose.”
So a second crew had to be sent as back-up from South Woodham Ferrers.
“One of those paramedics walked into the same door and knocked himself out so a third ambulance was sent from Maldon.”
He added: “It was quite an unusual incident but the patient took priority and was treated by the two paramedics who did not walk into the door until the third ambulance arrived.
“The patient did die at the scene but his treatment was not affected by the incident.”
She [sic] said the two men were very embarrassed but were now back at work.