VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Protesters Stop Ambulance From Taking Sick Child To The Hospital
TENNESSEE - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters shut down the I-40 Bridge in Memphis, TN creating a dangerous situation for paramedics. Bobby Harrell of Crittenden EMS could not get his ambulance to a sick child stuck on the other side of the bridge.
"We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur,” Harrell said.
A photo shows parents handing the child off to paramedics on the bridge. "The sheriff's department had to escort us up the wrong way of the interstate to the child," he said.
Harrell said after he had the very sick child in the ambulance, the driver had to go 25 minutes out of the way. "We had to turn around and come back to West Memphis and cross over at MLK to get over to 55."