Woman Killed After Getting Out of Ambulance on Freeway Ramp Identified

September 5, 2018 Updated: September 5, 2018

A Pleasanton woman killed on Sept. 3, 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. on Sept. 3.

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.

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.

By Kathleen Kirkwood

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