SHOCKING AUDIO: Poconos Police Did Not Allow Bike 4 Chai Medical Team on Biker’s Cardiac Arrest Scene; “If They Show Up, Kick ‘Em Outta There”

Audio recording of police transmissions obtained by TLS shows Poconos Police did not allow Bike 4 Chai’s medical team to tend to a cardiac arrest patient – one of their own bikers.

During the ride, a biker – Chaim Moshe ben Leah – suffered a medical episode, and went into cardiac arrest.

Police arrived a short time later and called for EMS.

Police reportedly then called Bike 4 Chai to notify them about the incident, but at the same time shut down access to the scene.

Multiple sources told TLS that Police did not allow anyone from Bike 4 Chai’s medical team – including a doctor – to treat the patient. One paramedic who showed up was also allegedly threatened with arrest.

To further verify the incident, TLS obtained audio recording of radio transmissions during the call.

“If they show up, kick ’em outta here,” an officer can be heard saying on the radio.” Listen to the recording below.

CPR was performed on scene before the patient was transported to the hospital.

TLS reached out to Poconos Police for comment on the incident, but as of publishing received no response.

Please continue to be Mispallel for Chaim Moshe ben Leah who remains in serious condition.

A fund has also been set up to assist his family.

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  1. This is actually not that shocking. Unless they know you are accredited, most EMS won’t let you wander on the scene and assist. It’s a liability to them. The same way you can’t just walk into a random hospital and tell them you’re a doctor. You need to be licensed with them to practice.
    While they could have chosen to be more easygoing about it, it’s not that scandalous that they weren’t.

    • Good afternoon,

      At first I also agreed to this notion, they need to clear the air, and have to know whom, and what skills and resources are on that scene, and to keep it sterile and safe, they did not want outsiders on scene. Additionally, saying “kick ’em out” in a high stress situation, is not unheard of and not uncalled for. He needed to get a message through concisely and clearly. After some thought though, what bothers me is that it is more than likely that Bike4Chai and its parent Chai Lifeline had an extensive meeting with all involved authorities, and advised them of their plans, their resources, and who exactly would be on hand, at any scene, emergency or otherwise, during the duration of the ride. When the office comes over the air and says “I’ve seen some ambulances from NJ over here, if they show up kick ’em out” that seems to me as someone with the knowledge of what was going on, and someone intentionally keeping us out. In addition, they mention someone who was said to be a medic was threatened with arrest. While I do not know, and was not there, again, this is hearsay, it kind of dovetails into the radio call to “kick ’em out” and therefore I am very disturbed as well by this.

  2. This is a disgrace.

    They could have given HATZOLAH permission to treat the patient.

    Maybe an attorney can way in on this.

    But to keep the away, is absolutely unacceptable, and they should be charged to the full extent of the law.

  3. Every medical first responder has ID. These cops will be sued up the gazoo. I pray the Chief doesn’t have a heart attack when he gets subpeoned.

  4. This would never have happened in Lakewood!! I think next year they should do the bike-4-chai in Lakewood they can do some laps around town..

  5. First of all, this is a tragedy on many levels.
    However, I agree with Moe.
    Lakewood is a “unique” situation with its combination of both private and public medical services.
    There are also laws that are varying laws on who may attend a patient in other states. PA is not Lakewood, NJ.
    Prior to the ride was there a meeting between Hatzolah and the town the ride took place in? Were medical services discussed with the town’s public services?
    Again, this is a terrible situation; but, it was not in Lakewood. Lakewood is a very unique situation; one can not assume that the same guidelines followed in Lakewood are followed everywhere else.

  6. why don’t you check the law? is it true that “any” first responder is not allowed to treat a patient in PA? because this does not make any sense! you do not need permission to help, you just need qualification.

    secondly, Chai Lifeline is a medical support services organization which was holding a fundraiser and providing free medical for all of the participants so why were their efforts hampered? this is not between Hatzolah and PA, this is more like PA taking on Chai Lifeline, which for sure does not make any sense!

    thirdly, and most probably, the local PA trooper just made a mistake as he was overwhelmed in the field and this can be investigated and corrected by the higher ups.

    • I was just looking this up.
      Thank you.
      I knew there was a state code for this. It can not be assumed that any EMS can provide services anywhere.

      • it says that an out of state organization cannot engage in that business in the commonwealth that means that Hatzolah cannot open a garage or call center in PA without obtaining a license BUT that does NOT mean that a single or group of Hatzolah who have a friend or relative in cardiac arrest in that state may not save his life!!!

  7. im sure chai lifeline arranged these issues before hand (or should have) if they did then the local authorities are responsible

    chai life line spends months going over every aspect of this trip going so far as hiring professionals to plan it from the ground up every aspect is gone over very very carefully every possible scenario is anticipated from having spare tires for flats to hydration, to medical i find it impossible to believe their was a lack of coordination or a break down with local authorities
    their are close to 500 bikers on 3 different routes
    do you think chai left anything to chance??

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