NBC Channel 4 New York City News reports on an accident involving a fire truck, an ambulance, and a civilian Honda that left one dead and eleven injured after a crash in Brooklyn.
The incident occurred around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday morning near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Throop in New York City. An ambulance was transporting a 59-year-old heart patient and a woman accompanying him to a hospital when a Fire Department of New York fire truck was westbound on Myrtle, en route to an emergency call about a fire at a fifth-floor apartment nearby in an eight-story building. The fire truck hit the ambulance on the rear axle of the driver’s side, knocking the ambulance into a Honda CRV occupied by two adults that was stopped at the traffic light on Myrtle Avenue.
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The heart patient, a bodega owner, died of injuries sustained in the accident, while the woman with him, his sister, remains hospitalized in critical condition. Two EMTs from the ambulance were hospitalized, one with an injury to the leg and the other with pain in several areas. Six FDNY firefighters were hospitalized, as were the two occupants of the Honda, all of whom are expected to recover. Two were injured in the fire that the truck was en route to, but both of them are expected to recover as well.
Authorities are investigating the incident.