Believe it or not
A British parking warden ticketed a car which had pulled up to a hospital with a patient in a diabetic coma, and proceeded to continue writing the ticket even as emergency personnel frantically attended to the victim. "The diligent warden came upon the scene after the man, who is diabetic, had keeled over in a car outside the hospital entrance."
Undeterred by the frantic activity going on around her, the parking attendant repeatedly tried to issue a parking ticket. She ignored protests and explanations as she pressed on - and even continued to issue a ticket after the ambulance arrived and the paramedics took over the care of the patient, according to a shocked observer.
Eventually the parking attendant relented when pressed by two ambulance men and the driver who had brought the patient there. Members of the Voluntary Transport Group, citizens who volunteer to take disabled patients to a hospital, had long complained of being ticketed because no drop-off zones had been provided for them.
"With over zealous traffic wardens waiting to pounce and the disabled parking bays usually occupied by shoppers rather than patients, we are in danger of a situation where our drivers will no longer be prepared to take the risk of being fined."