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    Woman Struck, Killed After Jumping Out of Ambulance: CHP

    A female patient reportedly jumped out of an ambulance on a highway in the East Bay Monday morning before being struck and killed by a passing car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Robert Handa reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 3, 2018)

    A Pleasanton woman killed Monday after getting out of an ambulance and running into traffic on a busy freeway ramp has been identified as Jasmine Johnson, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

    Johnson, 38, was being transported to a psychiatric hospital in San Leandro after being stopped by Pleasanton police for hitting a pedestrian and reckless driving at about 2 a.m. Monday.

    She resisted officers, struggled and even tried to get an officer's gun before she was subdued with a stun gun, according to Pleasanton police.

    She was initially taken to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton for routine medical clearance and at about 7 a.m., an ambulance picked her up to take her to John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro.

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    The ambulance was on a connector ramp from southbound Interstate Highway 680 to westbound Interstate Highway 580 in Dublin when it stopped due to a problem with Johnson. She then got out, ran into traffic and was hit and killed by a car.

    Police are continuing to investigate the case. Anyone who witnessed it or has any information is asked to call Lt. Brandon Stocking at (925) 931-5100 and refer to case No. 18-34368.

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