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Ambulance struggles to get past parked cars near Camborne

Ambulance struggles to get past parked cars near Camborne

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:18pm 30th November 2018. (Updated at 6:16pm 30th November 2018)

A Cornish mum is calling for action after an ambulance struggled to get down a residential street because of parked cars.

Chantelle Hind called for an ambulance when her two-year-old daughter became unwell in Tuckingmill.

But she says the emergency vehicle couldn't get through on Primitive Hill and ended up being five minutes late.

So Chantelle had to carry her daughter through the cold to the ambulance.

Now she is urging drivers to think about where they park - as she says it could have been a very different outcome.

She is launching a petition to get double yellow lines on one side of the road.

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An ambulance struggled to get past parked cars in Tuckingmill - and a mum is calling for action

"For well over a year I've been saying the inconsiderate parking on Primitive Hill at Tuckingmill, leading to Rose cottages, would end up in emergency vehicles being restricted.

"Well now it has!! It was my two-year-old daughter that needed urgent care.

"How would YOU feel if it was your child, your parent, your partner even YOURSELF, and the emergency care you needed couldn't reach you!

"The ambulance crew themselves said my daughter's care was vital and every minute counted.

"Careless, inconsiderate parking lead to the crew being five minutes later than they would have been.

"Do you think it's ok to run a semi-naked, fitting child down a hill in freezing conditions, just to get into an ambulance, that couldn't get to your door?

"We are all human and make mistakes, but we can't do better until we know better!"

"My daughter is ok, but as in the hospital's words "minutes later this would have been a different story"

Chantelle Hind, mum

Pirate FM has asked Cornwall Council for a comment.

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