Two FDNY EMTs were run over by their own ambulance in the Bronx after it was stolen Thursday evening.
Full story of the deceased FDNY EMT and Mother of 5
Shortly after 7 P.M. EST at White Plains Road and Watson Avenue in the Soundview Section, two FDNY EMTs were run over by their own ambulance after it was stolen. Police say the two EMTs were standing outside near the ambulance when someone entered the vehicle and ran them down.
The two victims were rushed to Jacobi Hospital and were in critical condition.
UPDATE 8:23 P.M.: Yari Arroyo has died as a result of her injuries.
The two EMTs involved were both female. The deceased EMT’s partner, Monique Williams, 31, suffered minor injuries and is being treated for emotional shock.
Arroyo was a mother of five and a 14-year veteran of the FDNY.
via NY Daily News:
Witness Anis Nagi, 40, said he and others flagged down the ambulance when they saw the suspect riding on the back. The medics pulled over.
“The female EMT came out of the vehicle,” Nagi said. “She left the door open.”
As Arroyo tried to talk to the 25-year-old man, he hopped into the driver’s seat. After a brief struggle, mayhem erupted in a matter of seconds. The vehicle throttled backwards — and into Arroyo.
“He reversed so hard and she was dragged,” Nagi said. “He ran over her and she went under the wheels.”
NYC Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro identified the suspect as a 25-year-old male. He was later IDed as Jose Gonzalez.