Wait wait wait. You said "When he arrived". Marilyn isn't exactly a man's name. Are you confused, Doc?
Not at all, you're just jumping the gun. This obviously was not Marilyn, who was not to arrive for a few more minutes.
Fabulous. Just what I needed, two patients, at the same time, at 2 AM, both level 1s, after a quiet day. What a strange coincidence.
And she wasn't breathing.
Yes, "from the hospital". According to the police officer, Marilyn's boyfriend had been taken to Outside Hospital earlier in the evening after overdosing on heroin. Not coincidentally, Marilyn had been on her way to Outside Hospital to pick him up when she veered over three lanes and was broadsided by a tractor trailer/semi/18-wheeler.
Indeed, Marilyn had been doing heroin with her boyfriend when he overdosed, and she hadn't yet come down when she got in the car to drive.
I have no idea how many lives Marilyn's tragedy was able to change for the better. Was her death predetermined? I don't know, but I somehow doubt it. Maybe it was fate, or maybe it was just a series of bad circumstances combined with bad luck. Regardless, I have no doubt that the recipients are more than grateful for their second chance at life.