Maria Ambrocio Wiki – Maria Ambrocio Biography
Maria Ambrocio, a New Jersey nurse who worked with cancer patients, died after being sent crashing into the sidewalk by a fleeing homeless man suspected in two robberies within two hours near Times Square in the crime-riddled city.
Ambrocio, an oncology nurse from Bayonne who has was preparing to see her family for the first time since the pandemic began, was confirmed dead Saturday night after fighting for her life at Bellevue Hospital.
She was 58 years old.
Maria Ambrocio Dies
A New Jersey nurse who works with cancer patients is fighting for her life after being sent crashing into the sidewalk by a fleeing homeless man suspected in two robberies within two hours near Times Square in the crime-riddled city.
Ambrocio was walking through Times Square Friday afternoon. She had just been to the Phillippines Consulate in Midtown Manhattan and was headed home after lunch.
Ambrocio was making her way through the Crossroads of the World after stopping at the Philippines Consulate in Midtown when Jermaine Foster bowled her over while allegedly fleeing the scene of a crime.
Police said that Foster, 26, swiped a 29-year-old woman’s phone at nearby West 41st Street and Broadway. According to the New York Post, as Foster fled, he knocked down Ambrocio, who suffered head trauma.
A nurse who worked with Ambrocio, 70-year-old Emilia Cruz, said she walked with her as Foster knocked her down.
‘There were lots of people and we were trying to maneuver,’ Cruz said. ‘I heard a big thump like something hit the concrete and, you know, it was loud so I said ‘Wow, oh My God. What’s that?’ and I looked down and I saw her blouse, I didn’t see the face and I said, ‘Oh my God, Ning,’ I call her Ning,’ Cruz said.
‘I said, ‘Ning, what happened? Wake up,’ and she was out,’ she added. ‘She was already unconscious. She is not answering me. I keep picking her up. She was frothing from her mouth. And I said, ‘Call 911.’
Cruz said Ambrocio was married and had step-children and loved music, traveling, and most of all, helping people.
“She is like a sister to me, a younger sister. She’s a good nurse, an excellent nurse,” Cruz noted.
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis asked residents to pray for Ambrocio in a Facebook post earlier Saturday, calling her attack ‘an unprovoked assault by a deranged man.’