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Ambulance overturns near foot of Brooklyn Bridge, injuring two EMTs

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-03 18:23:50-04
An ambulance overturned near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Photo: Magee Hickey, PIX11 News)

An ambulance overturned near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Photo: Magee Hickey, PIX11 News)

BROOKLYN — A pair of EMTs have been rushed to the hospital after an ambulance overturned near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, officials said Friday afternoon.

News of the crash broke about 5:30 p.m. It happened near Tillary and Adams streets, a major intersection near the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Photos from the scene show the FDNY emergency vehicle resting on its left side in the middle of the intersection, near a concrete barrier.

The ambulance was heading south on Tillary Street when it collided with a black SUV coming off the bridge. That’s when the ambulance flipped over.

Fire officials at the scene told PIX11 News the ambulance’s lights and sirens were on and it was responding to a different crash nearby.

Two EMT’s were injured and taken to a hospital with serious injuries, sources told PIX11 News. Two civilians suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

No patient was traveling in the back of the ambulance at the time of the crash, officials said.

PIX11 News’ Magee Hickey and Doug Kahn contributed to this report.