NEW YORK (AP) — A heart attack patient has died after a fire truck crashed into an ambulance in Brooklyn.
The crash involving two Fire Department vehicles happened shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The fire truck was racing to a fire when it broadsided the ambulance.
Police say the 59-year-old man who was being taken to a hospital after a heart attack was pronounced dead. A female family member who was traveling with the patient is in critical condition.
A Fire Department spokesperson says six firefighters and two Emergency Medical Service workers are hospitalized in stable condition.