A 95-year-old woman died Sunday after the ambulance she was riding in was struck by another vehicle, causing a massive pileup at a busy Flatlands intersection.
The incident occurred at around 3 pm on April 4 and injured a total of 11 people — a figure that factors in ambulance workers and passengers of all three vehicles involved. The woman who died was being treated for cardiac arrest at the time of the collision, cops said.
The three vehicles identified by police included a 2002 Nissan Maxima operated by an 18-year-old-male, a Ford Ambulance operated by a 31-year-old male and containing six ambulance workers as well as the critically ill woman; and a 2013 Toyota Camry, operated by a 37-year old male.
The ambulance attempted to cross Schenectady Avenue and Avenue N with lights and sirens engaged, police said, at which time it was struck at the rear passenger side by the Nissan Maxima. Resultantly, the ambulance rotated clockwise and rolled onto the driver’s side. As it was sliding to a stop, it struck the Toyota Camry, which was waiting at the intersection for a green light onto Avenue N.
Upon arrival, EMS rushed the woman to Mount Sinai-Brooklyn Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The six ambulance workers and ambulance driver were transported to area hospitals, all in stable condition, while the driver of the Nissan Maxima and his 21-year-old passenger were transferred to Brookdale where they were treated and released, authorities said.
The operator of the Toyota Camry and his 63-year-old passenger refused medical attention, according to NYPD.
The investigation remains ongoing, and the identity of the victim is pending proper family notification.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.