WALLINGFORD, Conn.—Connecticut authorities are proposing a $510 fine against a rehabilitation hospital after a patient stole a van and died in a crash.
The Department of Public Health last week cited Gaylord Hospital of Wallingford, saying it failed to properly secure the van's keys before 31-year-old Asilin Dorsey took them.
The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/oss49p) Dorsey was hospitalized for a head injury from a prior crash when she became agitated over waiting an extra day for her family to pick her up for a visit.
She took the keys from an unlocked desk despite an employee's efforts to stop her, then was killed when she hit a tree nearby on the Wilbur Cross Parkway.
Gaylord spokesman Cindy Whitcomb says the hospital remains in discussions with state officials about the citation.