Durand Ford Jr. Charged $780 for Ambulance that Arrived Too Late to Save his Dying Father (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Durand Ford Jr. received a $780 bill for an ambulance from Washington D.C. Fire & EMS even though his 71-year-old father died waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

According to NBC Washington, Durand Ford Sr. died due to breathing problems on January 1.

Durand Ford Jr. called 911 about 1:25 a.m. and begged for an ambulance, but there were no nearby ambulances available and Washington D.C. Fire & EMS had to request help from Prince George's County, Maryland.

However, Washington Fire and EMS didn't make that call for assistance until 1:47 a.m., 22 minutes after receiving Ford Jr.'s 911 call.

Within seconds after being called at 1:47 a.m., Prince George's County dispatched an ambulance, but by the time it arrived at 1:58 a.m., Ford Sr. was dead.

"We’re still grieving about the situation," Durand Ford Jr. said. "[We’re] very angry about what happened and the service we did not receive from the district."

For what it's worth, city officials are looking into what exactly transpired on the night in question.

"This seems quite unusual, and I will help the family resolve this matter," DC City Councilwoman Yvette Alexander told NBC Washington.

Source: NBC Washington