Trooper’s story questioned after dash cam video released

By David Edwards
Monday, June 15, 2009 14:47 EDT
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An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s story is being called into question after dash cam video is released of his altercation with an ambulance driver.

Fox 23′s Rebecca Smith reported:

Trooper Martin said in a written statement: “I had not observed the ambulance operating emergency lights or sirens and I was not immediately informed that there was a patient on board or that a dire emergency even existed.”

Dash cam video tells a different story.

It clearly shows White try to inform the trooper there’s a patient needing transport to the hospital.

As for the ambulance not using lights and sirens even though a patient is inside- EMSA says it’s up to the paramedic to make that call.

White says he made the right decision in this case not using them for the benefit of his patient.

This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast June 15, 2009.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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