An EMT was killed when she was run over by her own ambulance which was stolen in the Bronx on Thursday night, according to reports.
The 14-year veteran of the FDNY has been identified as Yadira Arroyo, from station 26.
The EMTs were taken to Jacobi Hospital, where Arroyo, 44, died. Arroyo was the mother of five. The second EMT is being treated for "minor injuries," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday night.
As the ambulance was headed to a call in Soundview just after 7 p.m., a motorist alerted the EMTs to a man riding the bumper of the ambulance. The EMTs stopped the ambulance at White Plains Road and Watson Avenue in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. When Arroyo went around to confront the 25-year-old suspect, whose name has not yet been released, he jumped into the driver's seat, officials said. The passenger EMT was injured as she struggled with the hijacker. Arroyo circled around to the driver's side when the suspect put the ambulance in reverse, hitting the passenger EMT and dragging Arroyo under the ambulance.