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Impatient drivers slammed after medics save baby who stopped breathing in Lyndhurst High Street

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POLICE slammed impatient motorists who sounded their horns at an ambulance blocking Lyndhurst High Street as crews battled to save a baby who stopped breathing.

Local officer PC Carl Peverill was first at the scene after the alarm was raised by the one-year-old girl’s father yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

First responders and paramedics soon joined him and treated the youngster in the busy village centre before taking her to hospital.

The incident happened in Lyndhurst High Street (photo: Google)
The incident happened in Lyndhurst High Street (photo: Google)

A police Facebook post that evening revealed teams had succeeded in saving the girl’s life, but criticised the behaviour of some drivers during the incident.

“Thanks to the excellent work of the village’s first responders and the ambulance service, the young girl has now been discharged from hospital and is back home with her parents,” the post said.

“It’s a shame that while the emergency services were looking after the child some motorists felt it necessary to impatiently sound their horns because they couldn’t get past the ambulance.

“Please always be patient in an emergency.”

Facebook users took to the comments to congratulate the emergency teams and express their frustration at the drivers who sounded their horns.

One wrote: “My neighbour came back from the shops saying how awful it was to see the dad so distressed in the village shouting for assistance, so it’s fantastic to hear the little girl is now doing okay.

“Unbelievable that people cannot find patience and tolerance in an emergency situation.”

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