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Scottlee
04-01-06, 12:26
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:D From today's The Sun :D

"A relative rang the AA (Uk emergency road services) for help in moving a car after the driver collapsed and died - but was told "if he's dead he is not a member anymore". The operator then told David Barker's family help would only be sent if THEY joined up.

David, 58 - a long term AA member - had a heart attack at the wheel and was dead on arrival at the hospital. His brother-in-law Leonard Douglas went to retrieve the car, found an AA membership card in the glove box - and called for assistance. He was stunned by the operator's snub.

Leonard said "I was gobsmacked. It is absolutely disgusting. I was speechless. I could not believe they would be so cruel". An AA spokesman said "We apologise unreservedly for the distress caused. We are taking the issue up with the operator involved".

Ampersand
04-01-06, 12:33
This is one of those situations when I don't know whether to laugh my head off or be upset and horrified. Oh well - a bit of both. :( :vlol:

Thanks for the article, Scottlee. :D

nikos
04-01-06, 12:37
:yik::hea:

Kamrusepas
04-01-06, 12:52
Unbelievable :vlol:

Gabi
04-01-06, 13:33
It wouldn't surprise me if it had happened in Germany, but here.......?

I am lost for words. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/sprachlos/speechless-smiley-003.gif

tlr online
04-01-06, 13:39
Goodness me. This is disgraceful! :yik:

JamesFKirk
04-01-06, 15:20
Sometimes I ask myself whether "humane" means something to some "humans".