CBS12 Investigates: Taking an Uber over an ambulance in an emergency
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Cbs12) —
Why dial 911 and pay hundreds for an ambulance ride when you can just order Uber?
CBS12 Investigates found patients ordering Uber instead of calling 911 during a medical emergency. Hear stories from Uber drivers of people getting in their ride-sharing cars instead of an ambulance.
"I said to him, 'Why didn't you call an ambulance?' His hand was bleeding. He goes because you're quicker and you're cheaper, I drove him to St. Mary’s," said one Uber driver.
"I've had people get in my car. They're dizzy. They don't feel well. Their chest hurts," said another.
Does the short term savings on the cost of an ambulance have lifelong consequences?
Well, also hear from an Emergency Room doctor. He'd use an Uber.
The cost cutting measure that could cost you your life, Monday at 11 p.m. on CBS12 News.