DC ambulance breaks down while transporting woman to hospital

It took almost half an hour for another ambulance to arrive to complete the transport


By Marina Marraco
FOX 5

WASHINGTON — Exclusive video obtained by FOX 5 showed a D.C. ambulance breaking down while transporting a patient Monday morning. It is the latest in a string of ambulance problems for D.C. Fire and EMS.

The patient in this incident was not suffering from a life-threatening injury or condition, but according to witnesses, she grew increasingly distressed as she waited in the back of an ambulance nearly a half hour before a second ambulance came to the rescue.

"A lot of just black nasty smoke [came from the exhaust] and you could hear it when they tried to put it in gear, but it wasn't going anywhere,” said David Brown. “The black smoke just kept coming out."

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