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.