Ambulance delayed reaching cardiac patient by bad parking

WARNING: The danger corner

BROUGHTON Park’s Jewish community has been warned about dangerous parking after ambulance service Hatzola was unable to get to a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

Hatzola was delayed reaching Joe Salomon on Wednesday because of poor parking on the junction of Legh Road, Legh Street and Broom Lane.

Mr Salomon died later that day.

Although a member of the volunteer ambulance service was on site within 30 seconds, he did not have the extra equipment needed to clear Mr Salomon’s airways — it is only available in ambulances or Hatzola cars.

A Hatzola spokesman told the Jewish Telegraph: “The equipment was needed straight away, but whether he would have survived or not is a different thing.

“It is a terrible junction and our vehicle just couldn’t get through.

“It was an urgent call and the inconsiderate parking delayed the treatment.

“This doesn’t just apply to that area — the community needs to be more aware in general that urgent calls such as this could — and will — happen everywhere.”

The junction, near Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary School, has a reputation for poor parking, despite one side of the road having double yellow lines.

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