One night recently, an ambulance rig was dispatched from the station west of the railroad lines. The call came from a house east of the railroad lines. The rig that attempted to respond had to wait for a train to finish crossing 2nd Street. I presumed that all rigs stationed east of the railroad lines were responding to calls of their own at the same time.
I truly felt for the person who needed the emergency service of the ambulance personnel. That person was at the mercy of a train. Sometimes and train stops and stands still for a long time on a crossing. Or, it can stop and start moving the other way, then stop and start moving in the original direction.
When the ambulance service has to wait for anything, that increases the chance of someone dying while waiting for the service. It saddens me when a patient is at the mercy of anything that obstructs the path of the rig.
Dallon Eugene Nye