Man hospitalized after jumping from ambulance

A man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after he jumped from an ambulance and was hit by a truck.

Las Vegas police said the man, who was not identified, jumped from the vehicle about 12:30 p.m. on Buffalo Drive, just north of Peace Way in Spring Valley.

The man was being taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, police said.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at or 702-383-0283.