Man of No Fixed Address Steals Ambulance

June 06, 2017, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

You may have heard the news last week that someone stole an ambulance in Cambridge and took it for a ride. This incredibly dangerous theft not only endangered the thief’s life, the police, and those on the road around him, it could also have caused a shortage of ambulances in the Region, endangering anyone who may have need a quick response from paramedics.

A 29-year-old man of no fixed address was taken into custody by police after being stopped with a spike belt. The man noticed the ambulance unattended at Cambridge Memorial Hospital sometime around midnight, and for no apparent reason, decided it would be a good idea to steal it.

The hospital notified police who then began a search for the vehicle. Police noted an erratically driven ambulance on the 401 near Halton heading into Toronto. The man was driving with the sirens on. Police followed the ambulance, and the OPP then gave a lengthy pursuit at high speed of the ambulance as it drove around the GTA.

They finally stopped the ambulance at 6:30 AM near Rainbow Valley Road on highway 26, after several hours and 190 km of driving. Thankfully no one was injured, and no car accidents resulted from the chase. Police still have no idea why the man stole the ambulance but noted that the controlled tire deflation device (spike belt) was the most effective way of stopping the stolen ambulance.

The man has been charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and with flight from police. His name has not been released, however, he is being held for bail.



Posted under Accident Benefit News

View All Posts

About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.

It is important that you review your accident benefit file with one of our experienced personal injury / car accident lawyers to ensure that you obtain access to all your benefits which include, but are limited to, things like physiotherapy, income replacement benefits, vocational retraining and home modifications.

Practice Areas

  1. Car accidents
  2. Motorcycle accidents
  3. Automobile accident benefits
  4. Catastrophic injury
  5. Brain or Head injury
  6. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  7. Spinal cord injury
  8. Drunk driving accidents
  9. Concussion syndrome
  10. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  11. Business Interruption Insurance
  12. Birth Trauma Injury
  1. Wrongful death
  2. Bicycle accidents
  3. Disability insurance claims
  4. Slip and fall injury
  5. Fractures or broken bone injury
  6. Pedestrian accidents
  7. Chronic pain
  8. Truck accidents
  9. Amputation and disfigurement
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Nursing Home Fatality Claims

Personal Injury Blog

Aug 13, 2020
Motorcycles – How Dangerous Are They? Very.
Aug 11, 2020
Jury Trials Post COVID-19 – Is it time to review fair pay for jurors?
Aug 11, 2020
Cycling Safety Must be a Priority
Aug 06, 2020
A New Study Shows the Key to Increasing Bike Use is Street Design and Safety
Aug 04, 2020
Post-Concussion Treatment is Extremely Important in Suicide Prevention
Jul 30, 2020
Being the loved one or care giver of someone with TBI can be very challenging

More Personal Injury Articles » 
Review our services

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube Google