Hospital Patient in Davao City Suffered Injuries After Stealing Ambulance

Hospital Patient Suffered Injuries After Attempting to Steal Ambulance in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – A hospital patient from Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) suffered wounds and injuries after attempting to steal an ambulance.

Ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle which transports patients to treatment facilities including hospital, clinic and other health institution. It usually respond to medical emergencies before a patient received medical treatment from the hospital.

On Sunday (August 15, 2021), a 31-year-old mentally challenged patient attempted to steal an ambulance owned by the local government of Bansalan, Davao del Sur. The ambulance driver left the vehicle to help a patient at the emergency room.

Hospital Patient

The suspect immediately opened and entered the vehicle and tried to drive it away from the hospital. The culprit reached the border checkpoint of Task Force (TF) Davao in Barangay Lasang.

The hospital patient nearly hits a law enforcer who apprehended him to inspect the vehicle. The TF Davao soldier shot the ambulance’s tire to stop it but the culprit also sustained wounds from the gunshot.

The authorities were able to stop mentally incapacitated patient along national highway in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. He was rushed to SPMC and currently recuperating after the incident.

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The patient’s live-in partner said that the culprit is a mentally challenged jeepney driver. The culprit has been discharged from Davao Mental Hospital last August 9, 2021 and transferred to SPMC, according to the police.

The police authorities are still monitoring the patient while recuperating at SPMC.

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