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He was strapped in tighter than Hannibal yet managed to escape like some crazed Houdini.

A Chicago patient who was strapped onto a gurney by five security guards for a ride to a hospital on the far side of town somehow managed to get free and then commandeer the ambulance he was in, Beverly-Mtgreenwood Patch reported.

Yet that wasn’t his greatest escape. Sparks flew when Michael Buckner, 23, of Chicago, lost control and flipped the emergency vehicle on a Wisconsin roadway.

Dramatic video caught both the moment when the ride, owned by Superior Ambulance, drifted into another lane and nearly collided with an 18-wheel truck and the startled driver’s reaction as the vehicle careened on its side.

Ambulance dash cam footage shows the moment Michael Buckner rolls the stolen vehicle on its side during a Wisconsin highway crash.  

Ambulance dash cam footage shows the moment Michael Buckner rolls the stolen vehicle on its side during a Wisconsin highway crash.

Buckner allegedly drove more than 100 miles to Wisconsin before wrecking, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said.

But Buckner’s wild ride wasn’t done. Police claim he stole the vehicle of a good Samaritan who stopped to help him from the overturned wreck along Interstate 43 near Port Washington, Wis.

After being apprehended and charged with operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, deputies took Buckner from Ozaukee County Jail to the local hospital when it appeared he was having a health crisis, police said.

Michael Buckner, 23, of Chicago, is being held at Ozaukee County Jail in Wisconsin.OZAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF
Michael Buckner, 23, of Chicago, is being held at Ozaukee County Jail in Wisconsin.

That’s when he attacked three deputies in an attempt to escape – yet again. None of the officers were seriously hurt and Buckner, who was himself injured, was slapped with battery of a police officer charges.

“How’d he get out of the restraints?” Cook County Judge Peter Felice asked an Illinois state police agent in court on Tuesday, according to Patch. “He’s Houdini!”

It was an almost-great escape. Buckner, who has no prior criminal history, faces charges in Illinois. He is being held in Wisconsin on $25,000 bail.

Dramatic video caught both the moment when the ambulance, with Michael Buckner behind the wheel, drifted into another lane and nearly collided with an 18-wheel truck and the startled driver’s reaction as the vehicle careened on its side.NEW YORK DAILY NEWS VIA YOUTUBE
Dramatic video caught both the moment when the ambulance, with Michael Buckner behind the wheel, drifted into another lane and nearly collided with an 18-wheel truck and the startled driver’s reaction as the vehicle careened on its side.

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