FDNY ambulance rammed by car, crashes into streetlight

The two medics inside the rig were unharmed but the driver of the vehicle — who cops said was driving without a license — was transported to the hospital with a leg injury


Ginger Adams Otis
New York Daily News

A pair of FDNY medics got a little too close to the action Monday when an unlicensed driver barreled into their ambulance as they crossed an East Harlem intersection — sending them flying into a steel streetlight.

The scary incident unfolded just after midnight on Memorial Day as the EMS crew drove through an intersection at 110th St. and Park Ave.

A 2017 Dodge driven by Dominique Banks, 28, plowed into the FDNY ambulance, which then smacked into the streetlight, crushing its front grill, according to police.

A third vehicle parked nearby also got hit in the smash-up.

The two medics were unharmed but Banks — who cops said was driving without a license — went to Harlem Hospital with a leg injury. The 30-year-old woman in the car with him received treatment for a facial injury, cops said.

Banks was charged with driving without a license and issued a desk appearance ticket.

EMS union head Oren Barzilay said he was thankful the crew didn’t sustain major injuries.

“Our members face many dangers while out helping the public,” he added.

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