Readers’ Scoop: Please Use Logic At Emergency Scenes

mva madisonTLS Readers, I would like to just share my thoughts with you, which I found necessary to express. As you saw on the Lakewood Scoop yesterday, a car flipped over on Madison Avenue attracting much attention to many dozens of pedestrians and onlookers, including boys from BMG, mothers and children. And as a passerby, myself. I understand it’s “Exciting” to see a vehicle flipped over and all the lights and sirens etc. What bothered me about the scene however was all the onlookers trying to get ‘a closer look’ at the vehicle. First of all, where is the privacy? Someone has just gotten hurt. Please respect their privacy by keeping a distance. Secondly, can’t you see that the Police and Extrication Professionals, whether from Hatzalah or EMS, or Fire Department, are trying to cut a patient from a vehicle? Aside for the safety aspect of it, it disrupts their work. Just a thought.

Thank you TLS.

Jason C.

Jackson, NJ.

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  1. You are 100% right. Nowadays pple aren’t sensitive enough to others. Im not saying I wouldn’t stop to look but I look at it differently now. Thanks for bringing up this point!

  2. You are right I am never going to forget all the people standing around when I got in a crash. It was really embarrassing. Jason u the man. As far as I know scoop tried not to get pics of people in accident.( I don’t think they ever had in pic or video.)

    Privacy Editor.

  3. i lke to thank officer neives for find job he does for lakewood police department he’s an outstanding officer and should be commended for his actions helpiing the community. I also like to add tht during the shotting why all other officers were awarded and commened on a fine job except for officer Nieves. Where is his award?

  4. To #4: If you go look at any pictures or videos of accidents that TLS brings, I don’t think you will EVER see the face of the people/injured.

  5. Very good point . I hope that someone will process this information and try and use it the next time they are in this type of situation.

    Good Shabbos

  6. thank you officer NIEVES SR. your trueley a wonderfuf person,thank god we have you to help us,hold your head up high be proud to be a officer,you are lakewoods finest, your the top cop .you are #1

  7. bmg hqs if u watch the video the Lakewood EMS guy yelled for cribbing to be put in place.he did his job as a safety officer. he was at least smart enough to get it secured even though the extrication was started by Hatzolah prior his arrival…im glad to see that Hatzolah and Lakewood EMS work well together…through both departments the patient was removed safely.

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