New York City EMT killed by man driving stolen ambulance
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 1:00
An emergency medical technician was killed and another was injured after they were run over with their own ambulance in NY. Anis Nagi, a witness present during the incident said that he and some others stopped the ambulance when they noticed the man riding at the back.
An EMT in NY died and another was injured Thursday after being hit by a stolen ambulance in the Bronx.
Authorities did not identify the suspect, a 25-year-old man, who was in police custody.
De Blasio said the victim is a 14-year FDNY veteran and the mother of five children.
Police say the person who stole the ambulance ran the two EMTs down and one person was arrested. Her partner, 30, was transported to the hospital and treated for injuries to her neck and shoulder.
He added: "We know our EMTs (emergency medical technicians) are courageous".
In addition to three counts of murder, Gonzalez is charged with grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.
Leaving her body in the roadway, Gonzalez tried to turn left on Watson Avenue, but hit two other parked cars.
During the press conference at Jacobi, de Blasio said EMTs "do crucial work-they save lives-but they should not ever have to be subjected to violence".
Justin Lopez, 20, told the Daily News that he shot the video of the episode as his brother was driving. "This person has no business being in this ambulance". No immediate information was available on an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
When Arroyo, 44, and her unidentified partner got out to confront him, he powered past them, hopped into the vehicle and started to drive off, the sources said.
The man then rammed the ambulance into a parked vehicle and got stuck in a snowbank, Wilcox told reporters. The man attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by an on-duty officer with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who was on patrol, according to police. He said it was in her nature to choose to act on what she thought was right with a moment's notice, even in the face of danger.