By Shawn Cohen and Emily Smith, New York Post:
An emotionally disturbed man on his way to Bellevue Hospital took a swan dive out the back of his ambulance as it cruised up the FDR on Monday morning — and he somehow survived, even after “bouncing” a few times and landing face down on the asphalt, according to witnesses and sources.
“It was absolutely horrific,” said David Schwartz, a local attorney who was driving behind the New York-Presbyterian Hospital ambulance.
“I was in the left lane of FDR drive going north,” he told The Post. “In the right lane was the ambulance. It was getting off at the 23rd Street exit, going up the ramp.”
The patient, who has yet to be identified, had gotten picked up by paramedics at a medical clinic on Madison Street around 10:33 a.m. — and was being transported to Bellevue for observation when he decided to take his leap of faith, sources said.
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