FDNY EMT arrested after rig fatally strikes pedestrian

The EMT is accused of failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to exercise due care


By Laura French

NEW YORK — An FDNY EMT has been arrested after a man was struck and killed by an ambulance in June.

EMT Iyana Curtis, 23, was arrested Thursday on allegations of failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to exercise due care while operating the ambulance on duty, according to PIX11.  

An FDNY EMT was arrested Thursday in relation to a fatal incident in which a pedestrian was struck by an ambulance at a crosswalk.
An FDNY EMT was arrested Thursday in relation to a fatal incident in which a pedestrian was struck by an ambulance at a crosswalk. (Photo/Rose Abuin, New York Daily News)

The pedestrian, Dane Striani, 63, was struck by the rig while crossing the street on June 30 and died on July 19, officials said.

Curtis was reportedly slowing down at the stop sign when she heard a loud noise and exited the rig to find Striani lying on the crosswalk. Officials say she rendered aid and Striani was transported to the hospital in the ambulance. 

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