Kevin Durant Clears Path For Paramedics Responding To An Emergency


Saturday, May 14th 2016, 11:15 pm
By: News 9


EMSA paramedics trying to get through rush hour traffic were in for quite the surprise after a famous driver helped them get to not only one but two emergencies on time.

They say that thoughtful driver was Kevin Durant.

"We were stuck in traffic, so pretty much cars surrounding us all over,” EMSA paramedic Peter Radford said. "All of a sudden, I see a silver Ferrari or a silver sports car pull in behind us."

Before Radford knew it, the lanes of traffic started clearing.

"I see this Ferrari has it's flashers on,” he said. “It's actually making way for us to get through and navigate all the traffic."

The paramedics were finally making their way to the emergency.

"Once we actually get through all the traffic, this silver Ferrari comes over to the side and waves to my partner,” Radford said. "And my partner goes 'Do you have any idea who that is?' And of course I'm clueless. 'That's Kevin Durant.'"

Traffic came to a standstill in the middle of rush hour.

"He waves to me. I just thought that was so cool that someone like Kevin Durant would take the time to assist this emergency vehicle getting to an emergency call,” Radford said.

Not only did they make it to that emergency on time, but paramedics even made it to a second call; a girl who traveled to Oklahoma for cancer treatment.

"And they'd been all the way here from London,” Radford said. “So it's this positive ripple effect that you might not even realize by doing these little acts of kindness."

Simple things many of us don't think twice about no matter who we are.

"I saw the ambulance from behind me, and it was kind of slow in front of me, and I moved over. I said, 'I'm just going to follow the ambulance so I can get through traffic real quick,'” Kevin Durant said. "So I moved over. I can't take full credit for that."

"All he did was be awesome Kevin Durant,” Radford said. “The hometown hero."