DC police and firefighters unions outraged after ambulance wait

The unions are lashing out after an officer who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run waited for nearly 20 minutes for an ambulance

NBC Washington

WASHINGTON — The D.C. police and firefighters unions are lashing out at what they call inexcusably long response times for ambulances.

The outrage comes after a Metropolitan police officer had to wait 20 minutes for an ambulance Tuesday night after sustaining serious injuries in a hit-and-run accident. The officer was stopped on his motorcycle near 46th and A streets SE when he was struck by a white Lexus about 6:30 p.m., police said. H

"I thought he was dead, honestly, because he wasn't moving," a witness said.

Full story: Outrage After Injured DC Officer Waits 20 Minutes for Ambulance


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