A 59-year-old man being transported in an ambulance was killed when a fire truck crashed into the vehicle Thursday morning, Sept. 17 in Brooklyn, CBSNewYork reported. The man’s sister, 35, was riding in the ambulance as well. She was reported to be in critical condition. The man was being taken to the hospital after suffering a heart attack, according to the New York Police Department.
The fire truck that struck the ambulance was responding to a fire call, traveling eastbound on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 1 a.m. The ambulance was heading northbound on Throop Avenue when they collided.
The fire truck struck the driver’s side of the ambulance, making it spin around and strike an SUV that was carrying two passengers. Police said they sustained minor injuries. The two EMTs in the ambulance and six firefighters in the fire truck were reported to all be in stable condition.
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