New York Daily News: BROOKLYN, NY – A heart attack patient being rushed to a Brooklyn hospital died early Thursday, and at least eight first responders were injured, after an FDNY truck heading to a nearby fire crashed into the ambulance, police said.
The patient, identified by multiple media outlets as 59-year-old Jamil Almansouri, was being rushed to Woodhull Medical Center when his ambulance was T-boned by a fire truck from Ladder 102 at the corner of Myrtle and Throop Aves. in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 1:45am, police said.
The fire truck was heading west on Myrtle Avenue, responding to a blaze three blocks away, when it struck the driver’s side of the ambulance going north on Throop Ave, authorities said.
The force of the impact sent the ambulance into a Honda CRV stopped at a traffic light with two people inside.Responding medics rushed Almansouri and a 35-year-old woman riding with him in the ambulance to Woodhull Medical Center, where he died. The woman remained in critical condition Thursday.
Six firefighters and two EMTs involved in the crash were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries. One of the EMTs suffered a leg injury, cops said. The two people in the Honda CRV were also taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries.
Both the ambulance and the fire truck had their lights on as they rushed through the intersection, officials said. The NYPD and FDNY were investigating the cause of the crash.