By CHRISTINA NUCKOLS, The Virginian-Pilot
© January 22, 2005
RICHMOND — A motorist having a heart attack while stuck in traffic in the Midtown Tunnel could have a long wait for an ambulance.
Portsmouth emergency officials think they have a solution: medics on motorcycles.
City leaders are seeking permission from the General Assembly this year to start a “motor medic” team. A Senate panel endorsed the idea Thursday, and the full Senate will vote on the legislation next week.
“It just makes so much sense, you wonder why we haven’t been doing it for a long time,” said Sen. Marty E. Williams, R-Newport News, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.