The patient in a Massachusetts ambulance knew there was something wrong. Not with him, the ambulance.
And Neil Burns was right! The back wheels of the Gloucester Fire Department ambulance were about to fall off, according to WBZ.
“It was a little rough, like somebody losing a tire, kind of all over the road. We were wobbling all over the road,” he told reporters.
The crew was leaving the hospital parking lot when the wheels fell off.
Burns says the paramedics gave him quality care. It was really just the bumps along the way that had him concerned.
“Other than that it was a good ride,” he said.
Interim Fire Chief Robert DiPoli said the lug nuts on the wheel of the 1993 ambulance weren’t tightened properly.
The department has already taken steps to improve maintenance so this doesn’t happen again.
“Obviously we’re making sure the wheels are torqued properly, that there’s proper driver training in the department,” DiPoli said. “We’re assessing the maintenance program to make adjustments when needed.”