‘Emotionally disturbed’ man leaps from moving FDNY ambulance

The unidentified patient survived the jump after “bouncing” a few times and landing face down on the road

Today at 11:24 AM

By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A patient who was described as “emotionally disturbed” survived a jump from a moving ambulance.

NY Post reported that FDNY paramedics were transporting the unidentified man from a medical clinic to a hospital when he jumped from the back of the ambulance, according to officials.

The paramedics said they slammed on the brakes and carried the patient “back into the same ambulance — now with more serious injuries.”

Attorney David Schwartz said he was driving behind the ambulance when the incident occurred.

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