How many times have I stood in the back of a speeding ambulance, knelt beside a patient while doing compressions, moved from chair to bench at seventy, restrained agressive people enroute or simply forgot to buckle up?
It's a fast paced world we live in, in and out then out and in, treatment in between, gloves on, gloves off, treating the patient, seatbelt forgotten, partner in back, eyes on the road, lights, sirens, ice, golden hour, radio chatter; all stopping in an instant when the rescuers need rescuing.
Accidents happen. They happen all the time. Why then does the news af a medic, a patient and a family member dying in an accident hit so hard? Its as if I knew them, and cared for them, and was in some way with them.
Thoughts and prayers to the victims, and especially the driver, who survived.