PRIDE PREPAREDNESS: Medical Units In Short Supply

Medical personnel are in great demand at today’s  44th Annual Gay Pride Parade. As of 3:15pm, there is a full page of calls for medical attention that are awaiting responses.

Even relatively serious calls are not being promptly answered.

A woman who suffered a seizure outside of Jersey Mike’s on Broadway near Belmont waited nearly an hour for medics to arrive, even though police officers on the scene repeated their request for an ambulance twice. Eventually, the woman’s friends picked her up and carried her to  get treatment.

CWB is also aware of at least nine fifty sixty fights along and near the parade route, with the “Punkin’ Donuts” at Clark and Belmont hosting at least two incidents so far.

Among the calls for medical attention:

Sunday, 30 June 2013
12:28PM: Female down at Halsted and Roscoe.
12:45PM: 18 year-old male passed out in the alley at 814 W. Aldine
1:22PM: Paramedics on the way to treat a man who is drunk and vomiting outside of Jack’s restaurant at Halsted and Belmont.
1:24PM: Woman passing out in front of Hydrate night club.
1:25PM: Woman down at Clark and Diversey.
1:28PM: Man passed out and having trouble breathing near the porta potties at Halsted and Newport.
2:09 Woman feeling faint at 711 W. Roscoe
2:09PM: Person unconscious at 3224 N. Halsted.
2:12PM: Woman passed out at 644 W. Belmont
2:12PM: Woman suffering complications from lupus behind 952 W. Belmont.
2:14PM: Adult male passed out 500 block of W. Diversey.
2:20PM: Woman “tripping out on drugs” at 711 W. Belmont. The medics were cancelled 30 minutes later when the woman “sprang to life.”
2:34PM: Person down at 712 W. Diversey.
2:52PM: Ambulance needed for a woman vomiting at 3304 N. Halsted.
3:04PM: Man passed out at 3519 N. Halsted. He rose from the dead and walked away five minutes later.
3:06PM: Woman unconscious and not breathing at 3304 N. Halsted.
3:09PM: Battery victim at Halsted and Broadway. Offender was a male, Hispanic, 5’8″ tall, wearing shorts and no shirt.
3:11PM: Domestic battery at Broadway and Belmont
3:13PM: Woman passed out at 601 W. Belmont.
3:14PM: Woman having trouble breathing in the alley behind Roscoe’s. Medics were cancelled 15 minutes later.
3:26PM: Man down inside Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 N Halsted.
4:19PM:: A woman down and “it does not look good” at 763 W. Melrose
4:26PM: Man passed unconscious in the parking lot 3512 N. Halsted.
4:35PM:: Female unconscious in the police station interrogation room.
4:58PM: Man with cuts on his leg outside of Minibar 3341 N. Halsted. Ambulance requested.
5:19PM: Unresponsive female at the Belmont L station.
5:25PM: Man down outside the Fitness Formula health club at 3228 N. Halsted. EMS needed.
5:56PM: Ambulance called for man “way over served” on Halsted south of Roscoe.
6:01PM: A man fell down and is bleeding profusely from his face outside of Spin nightclub, 801 W. Belmont.
7:15PM: EMS needed for a man down and bleeding from the head at 629 W. Roscoe.
8:19PM: Man unconscious and unresponsive at Halsted and Brompton.
9:19 EMS needed for a highly intoxicated man at Halsted and Newport.
9:28PM: People down at 3413 N. Clark and 938 W. School
11:07 Man down and bleeding from the head at 3154 N Clark is transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
11:16PM: A hysterical woman reported that she was jumped inside Bonsai & Lounge, 3503 N Halsted. An ambulance treated the victim.
11:26PM: An unconscious man inside Spin nightclub, 3200 N. Halsted.

Monday 1 July 2013
1:14AM: Girl down at 735 W. Roscoe.
2:12AM: Man down, bleeding from the head at 844 W. Buckingham near Halsted.
2:16AM: A very intoxicated man is outside of Chipotle at Broadway and Belmont. He keeps falling and hitting his head. Witnesses think he may need some help.

3:57AM: Ambulance requested by police for a man who is “very sick” on the street at Cornelia and Halsted.
3:59AM: Man down bleeding from the head at Halsted and Brompton.
5:07AM: EMS scooped up two people who were passed out on the sidewalk at Addison and Pine Grove. They were treated at Thorek Hospital.

UPDATED 1 JULY 2013: Added entries beginning with 4:58PM.

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