Patient Flees Ambulance, Dies after Being Hit by Car

The ambulance was stopped when the patient left & ran into a wooded area


The Canadian Press | | Monday, September 24, 2012

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health board says one of its patients was killed today after a vehicle hit the person.

Eastern Health says an ambulance was taking the patient from one health facility to another in St. John's when it had to stop on the Trans-Canada Highway because of the person's condition.

The health board says while the ambulance was stopped, the patient left and ran into a wooded area.

The ambulance called police to help find the patient, but Eastern Health says the person was killed by a vehicle on the highway shortly after.

The health board says it is reviewing what happened.

It did not identify the patient, citing privacy concerns.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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