Written warning for ambulance driver

An ambulance driver whose reckless driving angered a motorist so much it led to a bizarre chase from Uitenhage to Port Elizabeth, has been issued with a warning for reckless driving.

This is according to provincial health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo. “The warning will remain on his file for six months.”

Graaff-Reinet optometrist Johan Minnaar followed the ambulance to Port Elizabeth’s Livingstone Hospital last month and snapped photographs of the medic occupants.

Minnaar said he was on his way to Port Elizabeth on February 16 and saw the ambulance overtaking a number of vehicles on a blind rise with a solid barrier line.

He was also concerned about the vehicle travelling at a speed of 120km/h.

He chased down the ambulance in an effort to identify the driver and lay a complaint.

Minnaar said yesterday if a written warning sufficed for endangering lives, one wondered what kind of transgression would result in a dismissal.

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