An emotionally disturbed man on his approach to Bellevue Hospital took a swan dive out the again of his ambulance because it cruised up the FDR on Monday morning — and he one way or the other survived, even after “bouncing” a couple of occasions and touchdown face down on the asphalt, in accordance with witnesses and sources.
“It was completely horrific,” stated David Schwartz, an area lawyer who was driving behind the New York-Presbyterian Hospital ambulance.
“I used to be within the left lane of FDR drive going north,” he advised The Submit. “In the correct lane was the ambulance. It was getting off on the 23rd Road exit, going up the ramp.”
The affected person, who has but to be recognized, had gotten picked up by paramedics at a medical clinic on Madison Road round 10:33 a.m. — and was being transported to Bellevue for statement when he determined to take his leap of religion, sources stated.
“He acted up, unbuckled himself and jumped out the again of the ambulance,” a supply defined.
“I watched it with my very own two eyes,” recalled Schwartz. “I watched the again doorways of that ambulance open and a [man] got here flying out. No stretcher, no nothing. A [man] got here flying out, struck the bottom, bounced a couple of occasions, and landed face down. And [he] was not shifting in any respect.”
Sources advised The Submit that the EMTs slammed on the brakes, picked the affected person up, and carried him “again into the identical ambulance — now with extra critical accidents.”
“Once we acquired there, the man had already gone,” a police supply stated.
The person wound up struggling a head damage, however was anticipated to outlive.
“It was like out of a film,” Schwartz stated. “I couldn’t consider my eyes.”
Further reporting by Chris Perez