An ambulance struck a girl on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue X, leaving her seriously injured.
The accident happened just after noon. The girl was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where she’s in stable condition.
It’s unclear if the ambulance was operated by FDNY EMS or a private organization. The FDNY confirmed that the victim was female but would not give an age. Witnesses remarked on social media that it was a young girl.
Police closed the street off for more than an hour, and the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the circumstances of the accident.
This post will be updated as we receive more information.
UPDATE (2:26 p.m.): Video from the scene appears to show a private ambulance. The organization’s name cannot be seen in the video.
Pedestrian just struck, severely injured by an ambulance driver at Coney Island Ave & Avenue X, Brooklyn. #VisionZero
— Vision Zero for NYC (@VisionZeroNYC) July 23, 2014
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