Fire Truck and Ambulance Collision in Brooklyn Kills Heart Attack Patient, Injures 11 Others
Brooklyn, NY – A fire truck and ambulance collision killed a patient, left a passenger critically injured, and hurt 11 others at around 1:00 a.m. on September 17 at the intersection at Myrtle and Throop Avenues in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. The ambulance carrying a heart attack victim was a block away from the hospital when the ladder truck, racing to a large fire at 721 Willoughby Avenue, smashed into it and careened into another car with two occupants, who were also injured. The 59-year-old patient was pronounced dead at Woodhull Medical Center and the patient’s sister, 35, who was riding with him to the hospital sustained serious injuries.
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Watch the moment of the accident happened involving a @FDNY EMS and FDNY Ladder 102 Fire Truck. pic.twitter.com/w4OYoX5Qqh
2 people are dead after a crash between a @FDNY ambulance and ladder 102 fire truck which crashed onto the sidewalk at Myrtle x Throop ave while rushing to a fire, the 2 dead are a patient from inside the ambulance and the accomplice, 12 people were transported to hospital.
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