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Tenn. hospital patient steals ambulance, crashes into wall and another rig

While a Crittenden EMS crew was inside Regional One, a patient reportedly left the hospital and stole a Memphis Fire Department ambulance from the bay

By Bill Carey
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman stole one ambulance at Regional One, causing significant damage in two crashes outside of a hospital on July 9.

While a Crittenden EMS crew was inside Regional One, a patient reportedly left the hospital and stole a Memphis Fire Department ambulance from the bay, WREG reported.

The patient reversed and hit a large concrete block wall. She then drove towards a wall outside the trauma ICU area.

She reportedly swerved to avoid an armed security guard and a brick wall, then struck a Crittenden ambulance on the driver’s side.

The woman then fled in the ambulance and was apprehended a short time later in the VA parking lot.


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