[Ed. – This is actually the most bizarre thing of all, when you think about it. If someone other than Hillary had been suffering these symptoms, calling for an ambulance and going straight to the ER would have been a no-brainer — especially if the subject was thought to have pneumonia. You don’t just shrug off the debilitating dehydration of a 68-year-old with known long-term health problems AND pneumonia. If it were my 68-year-old mother, I’d want her being cared for by medics and being seen at the hospital.]
Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her sudden collapse during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but ditched her NYPD escort and detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned.
Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee to be taken to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis at Ground Zero, sources said.
But a campaign operative decided to change course to avoid treatment by doctors, nurses or other medical workers who could leak details to reporters, a source said.
Clinton’s van was supposed to be escorted by an NYPD protective detail, but the Secret Service whisked her away from Ground Zero before cops could accompany her, another source said.
Clinton had told police officials that she didn’t want the escort at all, but the NYPD overruled that request, the source added.