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Fla. woman steals ambulance with trainee inside, crashes twice

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the woman crashed the NHT ambulance once then bailed out before the second crash



By Angie DiMichele
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

TAMARAC, Fla. — A woman stole a private ambulance Friday in Tamarac with an employee still inside, crashed multiple times and bailed from the moving vehicle before it hit a tree, officials said.

The woman stole the ambulance shortly after 1 p.m. in the area of University Drive and McNab Road in Tamarac, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The woman then crashed into another driver at Pine Island and McNab roads and fled into Sunrise.

No one was injured in the Tamarac hit-and-run crash, the Sheriff’s Office said. The employee inside the ambulance safely got out, though it is unclear when.

The ambulance then crashed into a tree in the 4000 block of Hiatus Road in Sunrise after the woman bailed from the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. No other drivers were involved in the second crash.

Sunrise Fire Rescue took the woman to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert Friday afternoon, Deputy Fire Chief Chris Shannon said.

Two weeks ago, a Miami man stole a Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue truck as firefighters were conducting training and led multiple law enforcement agencies on a pursuit into Palm Beach County. Lekambrick Hanna, 31, was arrested on charges of grand theft of emergency medical equipment.

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