EMT Struck and Killed by Stolen Ambulance in the Bronx

Police are seen at a Bronx intersection where two EMTs were struck by their ambulance
Police are seen at a Bronx intersection where two EMTs were struck by their ambulance
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18 March, 2017

An emergency medical technician was killed and another was injured after they were run over with their own ambulance in NY.

He was charged with murder, grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, according to the report.

The weird incident occurred Thursday evening in the Bronx as two emergency medical technicians were responding to a call and a passing motorist alerted them that a man was riding on their rear bumper.

Police say the person who stole the ambulance ran the two EMTs down and one person was arrested. When she let go, the suspect then backed the vehicle up and ran her over. He hit a parked, unoccupied 1997 Lincoln Town auto, then dragged Arroyo into the middle of the intersection, police said. "Actually the hero was the MTA officer who stopped by", Ralph says, because the armed officer first approached Gonzalez, as everyone was unaware if the suspect was also armed.

Arroyo was from Fordham and had a big family, who the mayor says gathered at her hospital bed Thursday in "unspeakable" grief.

Arroyo died after she was taken to the Jacobi Hospital and her partner Williams was treated for some minor injuries.

An FDNY source tells News 12 that the victim who lost her life worked at the station near 169th Street and Boston Road. They saluted as the ambulance carrying Arroyo's body drove by.

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"We know our EMTs are courageous".

"A lot of heroism was on display today amidst a real tragedy", Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

(SwavyJayBeats via Twitter) Police are seen at a Bronx intersection where two EMTs were struck by their ambulance.

Arroyo, a mother of five and 14-year veteran, was later pronounced dead. "This person had no business being in the ambulance". But Arroyo's oldest son, Jose, said he would be a rock for them.

It wasn't immediately clear if Gonzalez had retained an attorney who could comment on the allegations. "I realized he was hijacking the auto".

On Twitter late Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "tonight's tragedy in the Bronx is disgusting".

When Arroyo and her partner exited the vehicle to investigate, the man jumped inside, according to authorities.


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