Speed Bumps located between West Los Angeles VA Medical Center's 2-Nursing Homes Buildings 213 and 215.

Speed Bumps located between West Los Angeles VA Medical Center’s 2-Nursing Homes Buildings 213 and 215.

 Speed Bumps injuring, causing pain to VA Nursing Home Patients

by Terry Richards

LOS ANGELES, CA – Friends and Relatives of Patients at the VA Nursing Home at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center have reported to this Columnist that Elderly and Disabled Veteran Nursing Home Patients who ride the Gurney Bus are complaining about speed bumps that are causing them pain or injury or further injury to their existing Cervical (neck), Thoracic (mid back), Lumbar (low back), and Sacrum and Coccyx  Vertebrae regions.

Gurney Bus parks to drop off and pick up Nursing Home Patients then has to hurdle at least one speed bump after leaving.

Gurney Bus parks to drop off and pick up Nursing Home Patients then has to hurdle at least one-speed bump after leaving.

The speed bumps are located between the two VA Nursing Home buildings 213 and 215 which were built to slow down drivers speeding in the area but have become more of a menace than the speeding drivers to the Elderly and Disabled Veteran Nursing Home Patients.

Speed Bumps & Gurney Bus

So this 67-year old Columnist and Veteran who has a Lumbar Spinal injury rode the West Los Angeles VA Station Bus which traverses the speed bumps between the two Nursing Homes. And although the bus driver traversed the speed bumps as slow as possible it was quite painful to this Columnist’s Lumbar Spine injury as the bus went over the speed bumps. According to witnesses, VA Police often avoid the speed bumps themselves by using the narrow lanes adjacent to the speed bumps because they obviously don’t want to experience discomfort, pain or injury to themselves.

These speed bumps need to be removed immediately and the speed limit strictly enforced by VA Police, and Violators given severe penalties for speeding anywhere on VA Property, no less the Nursing Homes area.

A copy of this story was sent to Bob McDonald Secretary of Veterans Affairs via cell phone picture message and emailed to West Los Angeles VA Public Affairs, the National News Media, the LA Times, local TV News Stations, and other Local News Media in the LA area. We will stay on this story “like white on rice” and update readers until these speed bumps are removed.

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