Woman taken to hospital in critical condition after she jumps out of ambulance, gets trapped under it, chief says
PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after she jumped out of an ambulance and became trapped under it in Clermont County, according to Pierce Township police.
It happened just after 5 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Amelia Olive Branch Road.
Pierce Township Police Chief Paul Broxterman tells FOX19 NOW the woman was suicidal and going to Mercy Hospital Clermont when this occurred. He said she had been unresponsive.
Since she was suicidal, she was not handcuffed or restrained, but a police officer was following the ambulance per protocol, the chief said.
Then she woke up, jumped from the ambulance, got trapped under it and suffered a brain injury, he said.
Firefighters freed her from under the ambulance and took her to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition, according to the chief.
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