Sunday, May 24, 2009
Memorial Day Nightmare
The above is a real pic of one of our trauma bays from last night...
I don't know who I pissed off to work trauma on Memorial Day. Tons and tons of BAD accidents, the vast majority of which were preventable. As always...drugs and alcohol were the problem.
The day started out with a motorcycle accident at 2pm. The man was already drunk, got on his bike without a helmet, and didn't even make it out of the parking lot before he drove into a parked car at close to full speed. He had a good sized head bleed. What really pisses me off is that he had his 4 year old daughter in the apartment with his drunk girlfriend.
Then we had an ATV accident that brought in 2 sisters and their 2 kids, all of whom were on the ATV. Bad injuries. The worst part is one of the adults was 4 months pregnant. Who the hell gets on a 4 wheeler pregnant!
When it rains it pours. Overnight about 6 motorcylce collisions, 4 ATV wrecks, 1 diving accident, 12 car accidents, 2 assaults, and 1 shotgun to head. They ALL had either drugs or alcohol on board...except for the 2 people that died. It's amazing...the trolls always live and the innocent die. One female and friend lost control of her car in the rain and smashed into a pillar. The blunt trauma left them without a chance. Their family lived out of state, so I had to tell two different mothers about their childs death over the phone. The other near death was a man smashed by a bus on his way to work. 2 chest tubes and 18 units of blood later...I had to make the dreaded phone calls to family about the accident.
Appreciate your kids today...
Posted by SerenityNow at 7:27 PM