The Hall Ambulance crew that responded to a medical emergency Tuesday evening involving Bakersfield attorney Benjamin Greene arrived on scene at Hart Park in 12 minutes, 7 seconds, a Hall spokesman said in a news release Thursday.
The documented response time contradicts a witness who, in an interview with The Californian on Wednesday, estimated the response time to be approximately 40 minutes.
Greene, 48, died after participating in a 5K run at the park, where temperatures were estimated at 107 degrees.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Greene began experiencing medical complications during the run before he collapsed.
An off-duty firefighter performed CPR on Greene until an ambulance arrived and rushed him to Kern Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 8:32 p.m.
According to Hall Ambulance spokesman Mark Corum, Hall received a request from the Kern County Emergency Communications Center at 7:44:38 p.m. The company’s Advanced Life Support ambulance crew responded from Oswell Street and Mall View Road, and arrived on scene at the park at 7:56:45 p.m.
Firefighters from the Bakersfield Fire Department arrived on scene and assisted the ambulance crew with care during transport. The off-duty firefighter also accompanied the ambulance crew to Kern Medical Center.
The crew and patient arrived at the hospital at 8:25:36 p.m., Corum said, for a transport time of 14 minutes, 25 seconds.