Trooper’s story questioned after dash cam video released
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.
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.