EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — An EMT was arrested after striking and killing a man with an ambulance while driving in East New York, police said Thursday.
Iyana Curtis, 23, was arrested Thursday for failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to stop and a stop sign and failing to exercise due care, according to authorities. She is an FDNY EMS EMT.
Curtis was on-duty and driving an ambulance on Dewitt Avenue near Malta Street at about 6:38 p.m. on June 30 when she struck Dane Striani, 63, police said. Curtis was allegedly driving, slowing down to approach the stop sign when she heard a loud noise and stopped the vehicle. When she exited, she discovered Striani lying in the crosswalk.
She rendered aid to Striani and he was transported to t a hospital in the ambulance, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
He was pronounced dead on July 19, police said.