Driver fleeing fender bender with FDNY ambulance crashes into pole

Police said the driver was distracted by an argument with another driver when he rolled into the ambulance

Wes Parnell
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A driver fled the scene of a fender bender with an ambulance in Brooklyn Sunday only to crash into a light pole a mile away, police said.

The 34-year-old driver got into an argument with another driver and it distracted him long enough to mindlessly roll into an ambulance stopped at Boerum St. and White St. in Williamsburg around 9 a.m., police said.

Despite it being just a fender bender, the driver lost his cool and fled the scene, slamming into a light pole at Hart St. and Irving Ave. in Bushwick around 9:30 a.m., police said.

“I don’t know if he was drunk or what,” said Rodrigo Alvarado, 53, who lives near the scene of the Bushwick crash. “It’s lucky nobody died.”

Another neighbor said the driver was fortunate the wreck happened on a slow Sunday.

“Lucky today there’s no school. It’s a major street,” said Connie Li, 70, who heard a boom when the driver took out the light pole. “Some drivers don’t know how to drive.”

Charges were pending against the driver. Nobody was hurt in the mayhem.


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