A man being taken to a Far Northwest Side hospital died after he jumped out of the ambulance that was carrying him there.
Ramiro Reynoso, 20, appeared to be incoherent when someone saw him seated in a running vehicle parked near Mannheim and Irving Park roads about 5:30 a.m. and called for help.
Reynoso was placed in an ambulance, but during the trip to Resurrection Medical Center, 7435 W. Talcott Ave., he jumped out and into the street in the 5900 block of North Oriole Avenue, causing him to suffer major head trauma.
Reynoso, of the 4400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m. at Resurrection.
The man was strapped in a gurney being treated when he told the medics, one of whom was treating him in the back of the ambulance and the other of whom was driving, that he wanted to vomit.
“So they would have handed him the vessel and unbuckled the top strap as he sat up in order to deal with it,’’.
But somehow he also got the leg straps off, opened the back door of the ambulance, and jumped out