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March 24, 2014

Patient flees as medics argue in back of DC ambulance

NBC Washington

WASHINGTON — A D.C. woman who called 911 ended up getting out of an ambulance and taking Metro to a hospital after the paramedics started arguing, she said.

Rose Preston thought she was having a stroke when she began experiencing numbness and tingling on the left side of her face during around 2 a.m. March 15. She called 911, but once she was inside the ambulance, two members of the D.C. Fire & EMS crew began having a heated argument.

"They were constantly bickering back and forth with one another, and to the point that I felt so uncomfortable," she said. Preston wasn't sure what the two men were arguing about, but said it seemed to be personal.

Full story: D.C. Woman Gets Out of Ambulance, Takes Metro to Hospital After Paramedics Argue