An ambulance on a 999 dash to hospital picked up two hitchhikers along the way.
Grandad Glenn Buscombe, 60, was suffering from a blood clot when – en-route to the hospital – two people climbed into the emergency vehicle.
A woman got into the back with Mr Buscombe, while her boyfriend sat in the front, according to the The Sun.
He told the newspaper: ‘It was a race against time. I couldn’t believe it.
‘The couple looked like they’d had a few beers and missed their lift home.
‘My toes were going black and the woman asked what was wrong with me. I said, “how the hell do I know – I haven’t been to hospital yet”.
‘The paramedic in the back with me looked as confused as I was.’
The hitchers were dropped off at a garage in Saltash, Cornwall.
Mr Buscombe has since made a successful recovery.
A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said it was investigating and that ‘the trust takes all complaints seriously’.
10 June 2014 | 12:38 pm – Source: metro.co.uk