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From Call to Hospital, Atlanta EMS Takes Four Hours to Transport Injured Boy


September 22, 2018

ATLANTA, GA. – September 17, 2018 (13wmaz.com) According to an online news story from 13wmaz.com, the parents of an 8-year-old boy say their son had to wait four hours for treatment of a broken leg because an EMS crew could not find their location and then could not find the hospital.*

On September 16, Ohiji Corbin and Lyketa Hall Corbin called 911 after their 8-year-old son, Ethan, fell from a slide in an Atlanta park. He sustained a broken leg and other injuries, and EMS was dispatched to the scene. The Corbins said they waited almost 90 minutes for the crew to arrive while their son writhed on the ground in agony. 

“When they pull up, they didn’t have on the lights and sirens,” Lykenta Corbin said. “It’s like they were looking for a parking spot.” Ohiji Corbin added that the way the crew pulled up, it wasn’t like it was an emergency situation. The EMS workers then found that Ethan had lost consciousness from the pain he had been experiencing. The Corbins said he had been screaming and in excruciating pain the whole time they waited. 

When Ethan was finally loaded into the ambulance, the EMS driver got lost on the way to the hospital and went to the wrong hospital at first, the Corbins said. They finally made it to the correct hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and Ethan received necessary treatment about four hours after the initial 911 call. 

“To not be able to find us in a historical park is just unreasonable,” Ohiji Corbin said. “They didn’t take us serious. They didn’t.” 

It is not clear which EMS crew transported Ethan that day. No information about the ambulance service has been released at this time. 

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