An Illinois father is grateful for the service of local nurses — not just for their treatment of his young daughter during a recent emergency, but for their generosity when they learned he had been arrested.
The criminal charges against Darius Hinkle stemmed from his alleged violation of multiple traffic laws when he sped to Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville with his choking daughter in the car with him, as reported by KTVI.
Police say he was driving without a valid license and reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, according to Fox News.
“The first thing in my mind was to get her to the hospital,” the father said.
When his trip landed him behind bars after he arrived at the hospital followed by a range of law enforcement officers, nurses on duty reportedly pitched in to fund his release on bond.
The mother of the young girl reportedly choking on a penny said a woman identified herself a nurse from the hospital upon meeting at the local jail a short time later.
“She said, ‘I’m the nurse from Touchette hospital,'” recalled Donecia Pittman.
Hinkle was eager to express his gratitude toward the generous healthcare providers.
“I can’t thank them enough,” he said.
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