[Video] Park Ki Woong Desperately Asks Cars to Move Out of the Way for Ambulances
Unlike many countries around the world, South Korea have yet to effectively enforce laws for drivers to move out of the way for ambulances and firetrucks in a case of emergency.
Park Ki Woong learned of this the hard way on SBS′ My Heart Beats on January 28.
Training with the firefighters and EMT team, Park Ki Woong helped transport a patient, who had her legs cut off in a devastating accident that involved several cars slipping and crashing in the freeway due to snow.
With time running out for the woman′s chances of reattaching her legs, the ambulance find itself caught in traffic.
Despite the sirens shrieking loudly and Park Ki Woong desperately calling out cars by their license plates to move, very few driver pulled away from the ambulance′s way. Some cars were even seen changing lanes in front of the emergency vehicle.
Park Ki Woong tweeted on January 29, "Did you watch My Heart Beats yesterday? I′ve been working as a firefighter for six months and can tell you this with certainty that fire trucks will not sound the alarm unless it is an emergency. I′m sincerely asking you. Please make way for fire trucks."
The current penalty for not yielding to emergency vehicles is only 200,000 won in Korea.
Photo Credit: SBS, Park Ki Woong′s Twitter