Patient: 'I thought I was going to die' during chase in ambulance

While Erika Anderson was being loaded into an ambulance, a fire department vehicle was stolen


By EMS1 Staff

HOUSTON — A patient on board an ambulance said she feared for her life while the rig chased a stolen fire department vehicle.

ABC13.com reported that patient Erika Anderson's mom called 911 after her daughter, who suffers from epilepsy, had a seizure. After Anderson was loaded onto the ambulance, the fire department vehicle was stolen. The department vehicle later crashed into a ditch.

"The man in the ambulance, he's driving all real fast, speeding and swerving," Anderson said. "I thought I was going to die."

Anderson said after the chase was over, paramedics waited for the police and she didn't get to the hospital until three hours after the initial call.

A Houston Fire Department spokesperson said the incident is under review.

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