San Francisco has become known across the nation as a safe haven for criminals and has homelessness and drug abuse issues everywhere you look. Now, a video is sweeping the nation showing the true side of the evilest danger that residents of the city have to deal with on a daily basis.
One woman, who goes by the name @drivingmzstacey on Twitter, shared a video of her life and death encounter with… an ambulance that was parked in the bike lane!?!?
In the ludicrous video, bicycle rider Stacey Randecker is heard going on a hysterical rant as she shows an ambulance from the San Francisco Fire Department parked in the bike lane on her path. If you didn’t have any disdain for cyclists on the road, you sure will now. Here is what she said as she fought back tears by going into a fit of rage at the civil servant driving the emergency vehicle.
“I am losing my God-D*** mind, here is an ambulance IN THE BIKE LANE! There is a business they could park in. They could block the car lane, they could block the nonexistent motorcycle parking.”
Apparently, the ambulance missed the memo that instead of parking the bike lane, on the shoulder of the road, they should have just blocked the road, so that our main character of the world could go about her journey unimpeded. How out of touch, it is clear in the video that the street is not busy, and there is also a sidewalk, giving our cyclist more than enough opportunity and space to pass. Wait, she isn’t done yet. After hurling some more expletives, she approaches the driver of the ambulance and absolutely loses what was left of her mind.
“Get out of the bike lane, pull in there, pull in the motorcycle parking. You’re killing us! Get out of the bike lane.”
Parked ambulances are killing them? Interesting choice of words to describe a life-saving vehicle being parked in the bike lane, that’s some great irony.
The ambulance driver put on a wowing display of patience and de-escalation, simply starting the car’s engine and moving to the curb on the other side of the street. All the while, the cyclist continued lambasting the driver and accusing her of simply idling on break, a story that the San Francisco Fire Department said was untrue in a separate social media post following the outrage.
“Thank you for sharing this. The crews did not say they “were on a break”, they were finishing a medical emergency with a patient care document from a call at that location which is why they moved to the other side of the street rather than engage with you. Have a safe day.”
After the fact, Randecker deleted the video and seemed to have gained some clarity on the situation, from an interview with Daily Mail:
“I really admit I had lost it. But I don’t think people understand what it’s like. You’re on a bike, in the rain, and the one path that you have is blocked over and over again in such a short amount of time.”
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