Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with FDNY vehicle in southern Brooklyn

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The scene of the crash at 60th Street and 16th Avenue.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

An FDNY vehicle collided with a motorcyclist near Bensonhurst on Sunday night, hospitalizing the 36-year-old biker. 

The Fire Department van was rushing near 60th Street and 16th Avenue on the border of Borough Park with its emergency warning lights on at 8:45 pm when it smashed into the 2020 Kawasaki motorbike, according to police. 

Paramedics rushed the injured man to nearby Maimonides Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Police Department spokesman. 

The smoke eater’s red van stayed at the scene until police arrived, and the investigation remains ongoing.

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A piece of the 2020 Kawasaki motorbike broke off after colliding with the FDNY vehicle.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Additional reporting by Aidan Graham.