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Protesters Cause Traffic Jam, Block Freeway - Fail To Notice Ambulance With Child In Need

Black Lives Matter protesters held a demonstration on an I-40 bridge in Arkansas, effectively closing down traffic in both directions. The protest delayed a sick young boy from getting to a hospital to get the medical attention he needed.

The unnamed parents were worried about their young son's condition and were on the way to the hospital with the child. Because of the BLM protests, they couldn't get through and the child's condition got worse.

The parents called an ambulance, but the ambulance was also barred from passing over the bridge due to the protest. They had to take a round-about route that turned what would have been a 10-minute trip into more than half an hour's drive.

The boy did get to the hospital in time, but not with much time to spare. Doctors treating the boy say his condition could have gotten worse if he had been delayed any longer.

"When you have someone in dire need of medical attention, I don't know if there is a cause great enough to hinder someone from getting to the hospital to get medical care," said veteran paramedic Bobby Harrell. "Every call is different, and you just have to do what you have to do get your patient safely and get them out of harm’s way."

Source: Fox13
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