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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Paramedics attacked whilst attending to road traffic accident victim

    The senior coroner for Northern Ireland wants a woman who attacked paramedics as they helped a dying girl to be prosecuted.

    Paul Leckey said “It is quite disgraceful and totally unwarranted that emergency services are subjected to attacks as they try to help people.

    “Whoever did this is a disgrace and should be ashamed. I want to know if the police know who this is and if action has been taken against them — but if there hasn’t been, then there should be.”

    Three year old Roma McAleese, who was the victim of a road traffic accident, was attended to by paramedics Sharon Robinson and Heather Moore after she was run over in Ashdale, Coleraine, County Londonderry. As the two colleagues were attending to her, a woman who was apparently angry at the apparent tardiness of the ambulance to arrive in time approached them and began punching Ms Robinson and Ms Moore in the back, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

    Mr Leckey said he was aware of other occasions where similar incidents had occurred.

    The parents of the girl, who sadly later died, said they were grateful for the treatment their daughter had received.

    “We are very grateful and appreciate all the help the ambulance people and the staff at the hospital did for us and in no way do we agree with any kind of attack on anyone.”

    Source: Belfast Telegraph

    Date Published: September 9, 2010

    Author: David Brown

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