Every second counts after an accident with injuries. But private ambulanciers complain that a change in the law takes time to them and especially to the victims. “In the past, there was automatically a signalisatievoertuig of the fire department, so that our work safely could do. Now, not more.”
“We were Tuesday on the way to the Waasland shopping centre and full on chatting. Suddenly said Maurice that he suffered from his back, and choked the conversation. Three times I repeated a question, but there was no answer. He sat, staring. His right arm fell next to his body and his mouth and face went crooked. Instantly I realized that he had a stroke had been given,” says his friend and passenger, Jean-Marie Neirinck. The car remained with 120 per hour on cruise control to drive further.
“I grip the steering wheel firmly with both hands. I had no idea how I got the cruise control was off or where the parking brake was. Between me and Maurice was also a big console in the way. A truck for us came dangerously close. At the last minute I could of my leg about Maurice's store, on the brakes and swerve into the second lane. Zigzag out between a few trucks, I could see the lanes and the car let uitbollen”, says Jean-Marie. “I've never gepanikeerd and have fifty years experience with all kinds of vehicles. I think my auto-pilot, at that moment of me took over.”