Patient killed after jumping out of ambulance in California
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a patient jumped out of a moving ambulance on a highway and was struck and killed by a passing car.
The California Highway Patrol tells KTVU-TV the unidentified woman was being transported Monday from a medical center in Pleasanton to a psychiatric hospital in San Leandro.
The CHP says the woman got out of her restraints, overpowered a paramedic and jumped out of as the ambulance was coming to a stop on a ramp connecting two highways. She was declared dead at the scene.
CHP Officer Josh Roberts says investigators are trying to figure out how the woman was able to jump out.
Information from: KTVU-TV.