NEW YORK - An FDNY ambulance transporting a 59-year-old man suffering a heart attack collided with an FDNY fire truck in Bedford-Stuyvesant killing the patient, according to police.
The deadly collision occurred at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Throop Avenue and Myrtle Avenue as the fire truck raced to a fire and broadsided the ambulance, authorities said
The victim was accompanied by a 35-year-old woman who was also seriously injured. She was taken to Woodhull Hospital. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Six firefighters and two EMTs were hospitalized at Bellevue. One EMT suffered back and neck pain and the other a leg injury.
The NYPD Highway Unit is investigating.
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