How very….city centric shall we say…. a viewpoint. I suppose that is a plausible answer if the injured person is in a city or other well populated area, with a hospital close at hand and ambulances just around the corner.
Thing is, the average response time for an ambulance is 14 minutes around here. In that time I can be 3/4 of the way to a hospital…..if I am driving at normal pace and not rushing. Likely less than 16 minutes all the way to the ER if I am in a hurry. And that is driving the truck. If I am in the car, what with better tires and more acceleration and much better handling, I can likely cut another 3 or 4 minutes off of that. (I’m not willing to try driving like that on open streets just to find out unless there is an emergency though)
If “time is of the essence”, I can be at the Emergency Room doors nearly before the ambulance will even pull up to the scene of the injury if it happens where I live.
He’s probably correct, in a city, or in a crowded suburb. Not so in the boonies. But that is the thing about “Experts” they only know what they know and that is it. Experts are really smart when it is in their experience….. Not so once something falls outside their narrow window.