Editor, The News:
Re: Revised hospital parking pitched (The News, Dec. 9).
Recently, I drove myself to Maple Ridge hospital early in the morning, about 4:30, and parked in one of the stalls.
Because I was bleeding at the time and wanted to get into emergency, I didn’t take note of the stall number or spend the time paying the fee.
Within a few minutes, I was hooked up to an IV and spent five days in hospital.
When I was released, I found two tickets on my windshield, one dated for Nov. 1 and the other for the Nov. 2, totaling $98, if paid within 15 days.
I contacted Imperial Parking and was told by a polite young lady that there is a free one hour parking area for emergency patients and kindly said she would cancel one of the tickets, but I would have to pay the other.
My question is, why isn’t there some arrangement for people in this type of situation?