|Date:||Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:47:23 +0000|
|From:||CNN Breaking News <CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com>|
A New York City Fire Department emergency medical technician was killed and a second was injured after a man stole their ambulance and struck them in the Bronx, authorities say.
"We lost a good woman," Mayor Bill de Blasio, addressing reporters at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, said of the 44 year-old EMT who was fatally struck.
The second EMT, also a woman, suffered minor injuries, de Blaso said.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the two EMTs were responding to a call in the Soundview section of the Bronx when a passing motorist alerted them to a man riding on the back of the ambulance.
Nigro said the EMTs stopped the ambulance and went to investigate.
The suspect managed to slip into the driver’s side and put the ambulance in reverse, injuring one EMT. He then ran over the second EMT, Nigro said.