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Witness: 18-Year-Old Has Aneurysm, EMTs Stand By And Watch

This is so many shades of wrong.
Witness: 18-Year-Old Has Aneurysm, EMTs Stand By And Watch

Paying for an ambulance ride up front? Yeah, something screwy about this:

FLORISSANT, Mo. ( - An investigation is underway after a witness claimed EMTs left a teenager who suffered a brain aneurysm at a parking lot in Florissant.

Charlotte Munns said her 18-year-old daughter, Debbie, experienced severe headache pains while driving along Linbergh Boulevard. The teen reportedly collapsed after pulling into an auto shop parking lot. Doctors later diagnosed her with a brain aneurysm.

Eyewitness Mark Gillette said he called 911, but when paramedics arrived, they only stood by.

Gillette said the emergency crew gave the teen a vomit bag, discussed the cost of an ambulance ride to the hospital, and then left the scene.

"They could see the young lady was face down throwing up, not being able to talk," said Gillette. "Why didn't they take her? That shocked me."

"I don't know what the procedures are, but I don't think you just leave somebody if they need help," said Munns.


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