A nursing assistant trapped in an ambulance for four hours after a vehicle ran over her has died.
The accident occurred at about 2:15 a.m.
Friday in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
The ambulance was trying to get to a hospital when it ran over nurse Gabby McQuillan, 39, who was trapped inside, according to a Cleveland police report.
McQuellan, a registered nurse from Florida, was rushed to a local hospital.
“She was unconscious,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said in a statement.
“Her injuries were not life-threatening.”
McQuillans death comes amid heightened scrutiny of ambulance drivers.
A nurse who was caught on video getting into an ambulance with her head in the driver’s seat last year was suspended.
More recently, a Texas nurse was arrested after a passenger in her car was filmed being dragged from the back seat by her legs while trying to board an ambulance.
“If I were to see her again, I would have to call the police,” one passenger said in the video, which was captured on cell phone video.
The ambulance driver, who wasn’t identified, told investigators that McQurillan was in the back of the ambulance when she had to get out of the car, according the police report from Cleveland.
McQurillans death brings to eight the number of fatalities among emergency room staff since the start of the year.
There were 13 fatal accidents in the first five months of the decade.