Young man who received heart and kidney transplant dies after ambulance crashed while being transported to rehabilitation center


James Larson (right) and Larry Fuller 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man who received a heart and lung transplant, died while being transported from a hospital to a rehabilitation center in an ambulance, police in New York said.

Nassau County police said that 36-year-old James Larson of Elmont, was in the ambulance when it crashed into a brick wall.

Investigators do not know why the driver of the ambulance drove off the road and headed straight into an overpass.

The driver of the ambulance, 55-year-old Larry Fuller of Jamaica, also died as a result of the crash while 47-year-old Renato Endrada of Queens, who was an EMT and on board, suffered from a broken leg and a concussion.

Larson of Elmont, had just received a heart and kidney transplant at the Mount Sinai Hospital, and was being transported to the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, on Wednesday around 12:00 p.m.

This was the second time that Larson received a heart transplant as his first one had failed.