Ambulance misses oblivious pedestrian by just inches

This woman is saved from her own idiocy by the quick reaction and skills of the driver behind the wheel of the ambulance that very nearly kills her…

(via The Daily What)

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11 responses to “Ambulance misses oblivious pedestrian by just inches”

  1. Andrew says:

    “Why should I have to watch for traffic? They have eyeballs too, and I am WALKING here.”

  2. Ireland says:

    “Oh, I almost died. I should just keep walking and pretend it didn’t happen…”

  3. Also, if you watch the video from the start, it’s clear that the truck in the right lane also had to stop for her entitled posterior.

  4. What? says:

    Sandy, regardless of being deaf, you can clearly see she didn’t even turn her head to check if there was any on coming traffic.

  5. Bee says:

    Being able to hear or not does not matter here. The fact is that she was in the wrong by jay-walking and not even bothered to look where she was walkiing.

  6. Leiah says:

    There are crosswalk signs all over that intersection; the ambulance should’ve been proceeding with a little more caution. He didn’t have lights on, and since the video is silent there’s really no way to know if there was a siren.

  7. Jjjjj says:

    She didn’t even look… It’s amazing that the ambulance driver could even see her from that distance.

  8. swerve says:

    Momma taught me to look both ways before crossing the street regardless of any signs. Shes an idiot and i was waiting for her to get hit on the other side of the street because she didnt look again. Idiots shouldnt have any slack cut for them.

  9. Sandy Korda says:

    We are quick to point a finger, but perhaps she was unable to HEAR a siren – because she was deaf…? That’s assuming he was traveling with siren, as his lights weren’t on. Still, close save, and equally as good that no one traveling behind him struck the ambulance.

  10. If the video ended at 0:16, I’d say there was validity to your argument. But the remainder of the video does not show someone who is merely deaf.

  11. Kevin says:

    We all do stupid things, yet the one thing they all have in common is that they’re stupid. I’m glad there’s grace and they don’t all end in disaster, but grace is not the same as excusing the behavior, especially when it impacts others, which it almost always does. My rule of thumb is the one who stands to lose the most should pay the most attention.

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