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Ga. medic dragged by stolen ambulance

Responder was doing paperwork inside The Medical Center in Columbus when psychiatric patient got into vehicle, attempted to drive it away

By EMS1 Staff

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A medic was dragged 20 feet when he tried to stop an ambulance being stolen in Ga. on Monday.

The responder was doing paperwork inside The Medical Center in Columbus, when a psychiatric patient got into the vehicle and attempted to drive it away, according to The Ledger-Enquirer.

The medic gave chase, and was dragged along before being thrown by the vehicle, the report said.

Shortly afterward, the patient crashed the ambulance into a building and he was arrested. The medic was not seriously injured in the incident, and the patient suffered cuts and bruises to his forehead, according to police. 

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Mike Fanale Mike Fanale Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:58:47 PM take keys out when not in ambulance.. this is a homeland security rule.
Doug Zalud Doug Zalud Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:49:27 PM Yes. Or have your employer require installation of a secure-idle type device in all vehicles so it will automatically stall when put into gear without the keys in the ignition.
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:58:08 AM Shouldn't leave keys in the ambulance while it is unattended.

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