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.



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