Men hijack ambulance on way to hospital

2011-12-07 15:36

Johannesburg - Two people were arrested in Qwaggafontein on Wednesday after an ambulance was hijacked in Daveyton earlier in the week, Ekurhuleni emergency services said.

Emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi said the ambulance was ambushed on Monday after picking up a patient and one of his relatives.

The ambulance driver stopped for someone lying in the street.

A man approached the vehicle, pushed the driver to the passenger seat, took control of the ambulance and pulled off.

"It is not clear if there was a weapon involved or what kind of weapon was used. We are still waiting to gather more information," Ntladi said.

The driver and his assistant in the back of the ambulance were dropped off on the side of the road in Daveyton.

The patient and his relative in the ambulance were dropped off in the neighbouring township of Etwatwa. An ambulance from the Etwata fire station took the patient and his relative to a nearby hospital.

Ntladi said police found the ambulance parked in Qwaggasfontein on Wednesday. Two men inside the vehicle were arrested.

  • peter.erasmus - 2011-12-07 15:39

    LOL, what more can you do

  • makatika - 2011-12-07 15:47

    Ohh Guys is Schuks, is Leon Schuster

  • Willem - 2011-12-07 15:47

    Is this not something that should be graded somewhere with murder? The patient had to suffer and if serious could have died. If medical staff refuse to help because of the danger associated. what then? So the barbarians claiming human rights, are pushing the civilization back into the dark ages and everybody agrees, until it happens.

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  • madsipho - 2011-12-07 15:57

    This is not news at all.

      Blade - 2011-12-07 16:02

      It would be headline news in a 1st world country.

      Dorothea - 2011-12-07 17:14

      scary that you think this way. actually this is definitely news. you and many other south africans have been desensitised. your standards have dropped so low that this is your 'normal'. how very sad for you.

      Michael - 2011-12-08 00:02

      yes, neither is rape and murder for your type, all in a days work isn't it.

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  • Mashudu - 2011-12-07 16:02

    LMAO, Is this a Joke? the worse Hijack I've ever heard. By the way hows the patient?

      George - 2011-12-07 16:43

      Tired of waiting, went home

      Christopher Hart - 2011-12-07 18:01

      article said that another ambulance was sent to pick them up

  • Nosiphom - 2011-12-07 16:24

    No bail please. For crimes like this there should be retributive and not corrective justice. Some crimes should just never be tolerated, not that I am condoning other crimes though!

  • Tshepi - 2011-12-07 16:33

    hao!ba2ng!!!!as 4 ambulance???tjo!

  • emile.eley - 2011-12-07 16:40

    This swine should be burnt at the stake.

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  • Angelo - 2011-12-07 16:56

    Absolutely flabbergasted

  • Christopher Hart - 2011-12-07 16:57

    What kind of bloody morons hijack a ambulance, and then get caught while they are inside it?! They are propably malema supporters that are too lazy to get a job.

  • RemoteMedic - 2011-12-07 17:12

    The bloody Morons are probably colour blind... It's not a blue light on the roof you idiot, so you can't use it for Malema's convoy. Hope the patient is ok. The crew, no mention of the crew?

  • Geoff - 2011-12-07 20:26

    You must be an extremely dumb criminal to be caught in the ambulance.. a couple of hours or days later... a spaza on wheels? Shows you how low criminals would stoop in this country. Can't wait for the day they get shot by the police... please call 911... ehhhh... yeah, eish, she's heyjacked... soorrrry bro!

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-19 13:13

    What is wrong with people?? Wonder what would have happened with they crashed the ambulance a few metres down the road? Would they expect those same paramedics to help them???

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