Man leads police on pursuit after stealing ambulance with patient inside

Posted on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 9:25 pm    

SHAWNEE, OK – A man has been taken into police custody after stealing an ambulance with a patient inside and leading officers on a pursuit on I-40 yesterday.

According to KTUL, the accident happened on I-40, near Shawnee, when a person stole an ambulance while a patient was still inside. The male driver then led police on a chase, until he was stopped with the use of speed sticks.

The man attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was soon captured by authorities on Highway 27 near Okemah, about a mile south of the interstate.

The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


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