It was only a matter of time....
This happened to a friend of mine and I've been saying for a while now that, sooner or later, one of us is going to pay the ultimate price. I for one do not want to be killed racing to an emergency toothache. In this case, the call was a genuine 999, and I think if I get taken out on the way to a life-or-death situation, then it will have been worth the risk.
Now people who call ambulances for nonsense might see what actually happens when one of us runs out of luck.
Get well soon Jim.