Phila. police can transport trauma victims
Some patrol officers estimate that they take as many as a third of the city's shooting victims to hospitals
By Allison Steele
The bullet ripped through her back under her shoulder blade, and lodged near her heart. When police arrived at the scene at 60th Street near Lansdowne, officers said there was no time to wait for an ambulance. With Seward bleeding heavily in the backseat of the cruiser, officers ran all the lights until they reached the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Police estimate that Seward arrived at the ER in four minutes. She was in shock and nearly unconscious.
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