Police: Man lying in road fatally struck by ambulance in Calif.

Officials say the ambulance crew began life-saving measures before a second ambulance transported the man


Leonardo Castañeda
The Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — An adult man was hit and killed by an ambulance early Saturday morning on San Jose’s McKee Road near El Ranch Verde Drive, the city’s police department said in a news release.

Officers responded just before 5 a.m. to the incident. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was lying down on McKee Road outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by an ambulance traveling east. The ambulance was driving normally, without its lights or sirens activated, and without a patient during the incident.

San Jose police say a man lying in the road was struck and killed by an ambulance on Saturday. (Photo/San Jose Police Department)
San Jose police say a man lying in the road was struck and killed by an ambulance on Saturday. (Photo/San Jose Police Department)

The ambulance crew began life-saving measures on the victim, and a second ambulance arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the original ambulance is cooperating with the investigation, according to the San Jose Police Department news release. The incident took place close to the Regional Medical Center and led to the temporary closure of McKee Road from Checkers Drive through North Jackson Avenue.

This is the 29th traffic death in San Jose for the year and the 13th pedestrian death.

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