- Incident took place outside Thrissur Medical College Hospital in Kerala
- Driver charged with endangering a life with criminal negligence
- Driver pulled stretcher out when staff went to take gloves: police
A shocking video reportedly shot by a witness and shared widely on social media shows the injured man lying helpless on an inclined stretcher, which is partly inside the ambulance and partly on the road with his head on the ground.
The ambulance driver has been identified. He has been charged with endangering a life with criminal negligence.
The accident took place on March 20. The man was critically wounded and had head injuries. He had been admitted to a hospital in Palakkad and then, on the same day, taken about 70 km away to Thrissur for better treatment. It was there that the incident took place around 8.30 pm, according to the police.
"The staff had rushed inside the hospital to pick up gloves to assist the patient and that's when the driver pulled the stretcher out," police sources told NDTV.
The accident victim lay on the stretcher in the inverted position for until he finally lifted up by two hospital staff members who placed him on a wheelchair. Though he was operated upon, he died in the early hours of the next day.
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