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Elderly man exiting moving ambulance struck by semi truck

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A man is dead and another is injured after exiting a moving ambulance in Florida on Tuesday. 

The incident occurred at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17th in Port St. Lucie, Florida. 

According to WGXA News, The ambulance was transporting a 70-year-old patient on Interstate 95 when the patient exited the back of the vehicle. A 29-year-old paramedic tried to stop the patient from leaving the moving vehicle, but both people fell onto the roadway in the process. 

The 70-year-old man was struck by a sedan and a tractor trailer, killing him, and the paramedic was critically injured. The ambulance was able to come to a safe stop on the side of the road, but the sedan and tractor trailer initially kept going. The car and truck eventually came back to the scene.

The 70-year-old patient was pronounced dead at the scene. The paramedic was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries. No further information has been released.

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