NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Surveillance video captured a horrifying crash involving an ambulance and a automotive in Flatlands, Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon.
The impression was so violent, the emergency automobile overturned and was seen skidding on its facet, CBS2’s Cory James reported.
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One particular person was killed and eight others had been injured, police stated.
Yonelby Almanzar stated the loud bang despatched him racing out of his retailer.
“All you heard was a tough screech and the engine working after which hastily you hear, doosh, automotive flips,” Almanzar stated.
“It scared the hell out of me,” one girl stated of the sound, including, “and the ambulance robotically did a tumble sauce.”
Authorities stated a black Nissan Maxima was touring westbound on Avenue N whereas the ambulance was going southbound on Schenectady Avenue at round 3 p.m.
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It’s unclear if the ambulance had its siren on. Police are investigating which automobile had the fitting of means.
Almanzar instructed CBS2’s Cory James individuals within the space rushed over to assist seconds after the collision.
“Everyone was simply serving to one another out and making an attempt to ensure everyone was good,” Almanzar stated. “However you would see the ambulance employees simply working their means out of the automotive and being helped by passersby.”
Police instructed CBS2 two individuals had been within the automotive and a six-person crew was contained in the ambulance, engaged on a 95-year-old girl who was in cardiac arrest. She was accompanied by her 67-year-old son.
Investigators stated that girl died.
As police proceed to analyze the lethal Easter Sunday collision, Almanzar stated he doesn’t know who had the fitting of means, however what is evident is that, “Someone will need to have hit the fuel and wasn’t presupposed to.”
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The 2 individuals contained in the Maxima suffered minor accidents and are anticipated to be OK.