Ambulance Snowbound; Conn. Asthma Attack Victim Dies

Ambulance Snowbound; Conn. Asthma Attack Victim Dies

News Feb 13, 2013

A Connecticut man died of an asthma attack Monday because an ambulance couldn't get through the snow to his house.

Bridgeport's Fire Chief Brian Rooney told WABC: "The city is investigating why AMR apparently did not follow the storm protocol."

In other instances during the blizzard, the fire department responded in SUVs or in Humvees.

AMR hadn't returned the station's calls for a comment.

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The 29-year-old victim's girlfriend told reporters that the 911 dispatcher told her to meet the medics two blocks away. 

It had been three days since Bridgeport had been buried by 30 inches of snow. Yet, many streets had not been plowed, she said.

Recalling the incident with reporters she added: "He looked at me and said, 'Babe this isn't good." 'I told him to go outside and get some fresh air."

She said he couldn't catch his breath. He could barely walk.

They told her to keep him warm, and meet them a few blocks away.

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Marinelis Sena told reporters she believes that had the street been plowed better Monday, Tyrone Tillman would still be there playing with his children.

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