Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Man Bleeds to Death Waiting 30 Minutes for Ambulance

According to PM, a Juarez newspaper, an unidentified man, stabbed in the chest with a vegetable cutting knife by presumed thieves, bled to death at about 7:30 p.m. last night while a police patrol composed of soldiers and municipal police stood by, waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. When police arrived on the scene the man was screaming for help and complaining about his pain. The report gave no explanation for the delay in the arrival of the ambulance, nor whether police tried to give first aid (are they trained for this?) to the victim, who was wearing white tennis shoes covered with blood, dark trousers, and a black jacket. His hands were covered with blood as he died and blood was dripping from three steps of the concrete stairway above his body. There have been numerous complaints about the effectiveness of the emergency call number in Cd. Juarez in recent months.

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