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Injured man waits . . . and waits

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Injured man waits . . . and waits

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A St Michael man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday afternoon after lying in the street awaiting an ambulance for some time. He had been involved in an accident with a car along the Princess Alice Highway.John Alfred Seale, 49, of Brighton Beach Road North, Brighton, Black Rock, was attempting to cross the road from the Barbados Tourism Investiment Inc. Car Park when the accident, involving a car driven by a female, occurred.When a team from the MIDWEEK Nation arrived on the scene, Seale, a worker at JG’s Wholesale in The City, was lying in the middle of the road with his feet crossed, apparently in pain.Eyewitnesses reported that he was transporting a trolley with bottles of soft drinks when the accident occurred. They also said he was struck around 2:05 p.m., but Inspector David Welch said the police received a call around 1:16 p.m. stating that a man was involved in an accident near the car park.At about two minutes to three, the ambulance arrived and Seale was taken to the QEH.Onlookers’ main concern was the length of time taken for the ambulance to arrive, and when the MIDWEEK NATION contacted the Emergency Ambulance Service, we were directed to the chief executive officer of the QEH. Efforts to reach him were futile. (MM)