Woman Who Threatened to Kill Herself Sues Ambulance Service for Turning Up Late After Stabbing Herself
A Canadian woman has filed a lawsuit against the National Health Service’s Ambulance division for failing to attend to her call on time—after having been made to wait for 15 minutes in fear of death.
Stacy Powell, 24, who was jilted by her boyfriend of 2 years sent several text messages to her boyfriend, threatening to kill herself if he did not answer her call and accept for them to work on their relationship.
The boyfriend who could not be bothered with her threats as this was not her first switched his phone off—at the time, Stacy even send a photo of the knife she intended to kill herself with.
According to local Canadian newspaper-Inside Democracy, “Stacy proceeded to stab herself 8 times with the knife and when she saw that she was bleeding profusely, she called the ambulance.”
Because of snow, bad weather and traffic, the ambulance took almost 15 minutes to get to her house—before she was picked and rushed to the hospital.
Now, Stacy Powell through her lawyer has filed a lawsuit, claiming, the ambulance service’s late arrival could have caused her death—and wants a judge to award her damages for all the pains and suffering she went through while waiting for the ambulance.