Ambulance no-show complaint

Adam Plant
Adam Plant

A TEENAGER has criticised the ambulance service which failed to attend the scene after he came off his motorbike.

Adam Plant, 17, of Neville Day Close, Easton-on-the-Hill, was riding along Wharf Road, Stamford at about 4.30pm on Thursday last week when bike was involved in a crash with a car.

Passers-by called the emergency services and police were on the scene within minutes but an ambulance did not turn up for more than an hour.

Police called the ambulance again at 6pm and were told it would be another 40 minutes, so Adam’s parents took him to Peterborough City Hospital themselves.

Adam, who is studying mechanics at New College Stamford and works part-time as a barman at the Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill, said: “I think the situation was preposterous.”

Luckily one of the passers-by was a paramedic and a doctor came to help from the nearby St Mary’s Medical Centre.

Adam’s left ankle and shin were severely bruised and he will not be able to work for two weeks.

His father Steve thanked those who helped his son but has made an official complaint to East Midlands Ambulance Service.

He said: “It’s lucky Adam wasn’t too badly hurt. It could have been a lot worse.”

An Emas spokesman said Mr Plant’s complaint was being investigated and he would be contacted directly with the results.