EMT killed in New York after being run over by her own ambulance
NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An emergency medical technician was killed in New York City after being run over by her own ambulance.
Police say a passerby had stopped Yadira Arroyo and her partner in the Bronx Thursday night to tell them a man was riding on the back of the ambulance.
Officers say when they got out to investigate, the man jumped into the vehicle.
The two EMT's tried to pull him out, but the suspect put the ambulance in reverse and hit them both.
Arroyo was killed.
The second EMT is in critical condition this morning.
"We know our EMT's are brave, they do crucial work, they save lives, but they should not ever have to be subjected to violence, and yet danger always exists for them," said New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio.
Authorities say the suspect went on to crash into parked cars, and eventually got stuck on a snowbank.
He was eventually taken into custody.