A mother has been left with “complete paralysis” down the left side of her body after her son who was driving her to the hospital following a stroke was left stuck in the traffic caused by Insulate Britain’s devastating road blockades.
In a harrowing exchange with LBC’s Andrew Pierce, her distraught son, Chris, detailed the consequences of a six-hour traffic jam endured on the M25 after eco-zealots spilled onto the highway and caused chaos.
“I was doing a mission of mercy to help my mother,” Chris told the station, explaining he decided to drive her himself due to ambulance delays.
“I was there with my mother for six hours watching her slip away, and I could do nothing.”
“When we got her to the hospital, the doctors said if we were to have gotten to them within 90 minutes, her symptoms, her recovery would have been minimal.
“Because she’d been left to endure a stroke for six hours she’s got complete paralysis now down her left side” he told Andrew.
“I am so angry and so upset – this didn’t need to happen”, the caller added.
Climate protestors were allowed to conduct blockades of one of Britain’s busiest motorways twice this week – with police officers actually stopping traffic to facilitate the protests – until the police finally got tough and dragged activists from the highway in Friday’s third attempt to disrupt the lives and livelihoods of Brits.
Drivers stuck in the resulting hold-ups were incensed, leading to some vigilante attempts to clear the activists from the road.
The protestors have been heavily criticised for their actions by politicians and media alike, with GMB presenter Richard Madeley telling one of Insulate Britain’s organisers their actions were akin to “fascism”.
“How can you possibly know what’s in the vehicles that you’re holding up for hours? For example, how do you know that there aren’t parents with a child who is going to an absolutely vital appointment with their cancer specialist?” Madeley asked the eco-warrior.
“How do you know people aren’t going to their mother or father’s funeral? You don’t know any of these things and yet you’re taking huge risks with other people’s lives. What gives you that right?”
“I agree with you that we don’t know, so you’re completely right,” admitted his guest. How right he was…