Ambulance stolen outside SC hospital bay

EMS providers were taking a patient inside the hospital when someone stole the rig and drove it seven to eight miles before abandoning it

By EMS1 Staff

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — An ambulance was stolen outside a hospital Wednesday night.

EMS providers were inside the Carolina Pines Hospital when someone stole the ambulance from the bay, reported. The person drove it seven to eight miles and left it on the side of the road.

County Administrator Charles Stewart said all Darlington County ambulances are equipped with tracking software. Officials were able to use the software to locate the stolen rig.

Thankfully, there was no significant damage to the ambulance; the ignition key was stolen.

The ambulance will undergo an evaluation and the agency is making new keys prior to placing it back into service.

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