So in answer to the question of why the 'copter waited for 45 minutes or so last Sunday AM, here is the scoop.
So some kid got a 'copter ride early Sunday morning for broken legs. Maybe very badly broken legs, but broken legs nonetheless. Even with a broken back, they transported one of the victims to a local hospital by ambulance.
Again: I am not a doctor.Nor am I an EMT. (although, last Halloween I did go to a party as Dr Feelgood...)
But I fail to see how any of the injuries from a drunken car crash, especially broken legs and ankles, is a reason for a whirlybird ride.
But whether the helo ride was justified or not, there is no way that the 44 minute wait was a good idea.
I always was under the impression that a 'copter ride was for circumstances where every second counts....like when you had a 4" pipe through your abdomen and were bleeding to death internally....and the 'copter brought you to the waiting surgical team...or when your melon was so badly injured that you needed a neurosurgeon as soon as possible so it didn't explode or something like that...Not mangled legs.
Or am I missing something here?
And what kind of friends sit outside the car while you lay trapped inside?
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