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Patient killed after jumping out of ambulance in California

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 16:58:05-04

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 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.
    
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Information from: KTVU-TV.

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