A recent trend sees Uber and Lyft taking away a fair amount of business for ambulances. People are opting for these services instead of licensed professionals for several reasons.
The high cost related to taking an ambulance and the lack in choosing a person's desired hospital makes these car service apps more appealing.
Although flattered, Uber is cautioning their customers about the risks associated with not calling 911 in an emergency.
"We're grateful our service has helped people get to where they're going when they need it most. However, it's important to note that uber is not a substitute for law enforcement or medical professionals. in the event of any medical emergency, we encourage people to call 9-1-1," said Uber in a statement released to the public.
Emergency medical services exist for a reason, so be sure to take all circumstances into account before making the decision to skip the hassle and go for convenience.