UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT

A 60-year-old man with a blood clot has recovered, no thanks to the South Western Ambulance Service driver taking him on a long trip to Derriford Hospital’s emergency room in Plymouth, England, on April 6. The patient’s family later reported the driver stopped en route to pick up two hitchhikers — one a young woman in a “skimpy skirt” — and take them to an on-the-way town. The patient, in pain with his toes starting to blacken, eventually had his blood flow restored and didn’t lose the leg. He reported the two riders were friendly and wanted to chat about his condition (though he was in no mood).

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