For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance

Originally posted 2017-04-07 10:43:19.

Millions of Americans take an ambulance trip every year; others get rides from willing friends or, tempting fate, drive themselves. But in recent years a new trend has arisen: Instead of an ambulance, some sick people are hailing an emergency Uber. Though firm numbers are hard to come by, drivers for Uber and Lyft say it…