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Oh truck! Big rig crashes on Flatbush Avenue - Brooklyn Paper

Oh truck! Big rig crashes on Flatbush Avenue

The swerve: An ambulance speeding through an intersection with its emergency lights blaring sent this truck swerving into and over a barrier on Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue on Nov. 5.
Community News Group / Colin Mixson

The driver of a huge truck crashed into a Flatbush Avenue road barrier Downtown on Thursday, after swerving to avoid an ambulance speeding through a red light — narrowly missing a pedestrian standing in shock at a nearby crosswalk, according to the driver.

“He just stood there,” said Moses Acevedo, who drives the now-wrecked truck for Crown Container.

Acevedo had a green light as he was heading past Myrtle Avenue in the direction of Dumbo around midday, when the ambulance screeched through the intersection with its emergency lights flashing, sending the truck driver careening to make way, he said.

The fire department responded to a call to assist, where it found Acevedo’s truck on top of a barrier, blocking Fort Greene-bound traffic along Myrtle Avenue, and leaking fuel onto the street.

Firefighters at the scene said that the leaking liquid wasn’t in danger of inciting a blaze, but it sure was slippery, and several pedestrians were seen stumbling across the greasy ground.

New York’s Bravest did what they could to mitigate the slick by tossing sand across the road.

No one was injured in the accident.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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