Pedestrian in Bronx crosswalk fatally struck by FDNY ambulance


BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – A 56-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by an FDNY ambulance in the Bronx early Sunday morning, the Daily News reports.

The accident, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred on East Gun Hill Road and DeKalb Avenue in the Norwood section of the borough at about 1:15 a.m. An EMT driving the ambulance had made a left turn onto East Gun Hill Road when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, who had entered the crosswalk with a steady walk signal.

Another ambulance came to the scene and the pedestrian was rushed to North Central Bronx Hospital, but he could not be saved. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

Sources told the Daily News the ambulance was not on the way to an emergency and did not have its lights and siren on at the time of the accident. It had just left North Central Bronx Hospital.

The ambulance driver stayed at the scene following the crash and so far no charges have been filed.  The accident remains under investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.

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