10/15/21 Greenville, NC – Psychiatric Patient Steals Greenville Fire Rescue Ambulance From Vidant Medical Center – Crashes Into Truck And Pole

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October 15, 2021


Greenville police said it’s investigating after a man took an ambulance from Vidant Medical Center and crashed it at a nearby intersection.

Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter said the wreck happened around 5 a.m.

Hunter said it’s believed a psychiatric patient at the hospital took the Greenville Fire-Rescue ambulance and then hit a truck and light pole at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Beasley Drive.

The man was taken back to the hospital for evaluation, police said.

Hunter said that Greenville police are investigating the crash and that Vidant police are investigating the theft.

A Vidant spokesman said the patient was at the emergency department at the time and stole the ambulance. The spokesman said there were no major injuries from the crash.

Photos from the city show damage to the ambulance’s passenger-side mirror, passenger-side running board, and front bumper.


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