A motorcyclist died in a crash after hitting a firefighting hose that was on the ground Sunday morning in Philadelphia.
Firefighters were battling a blaze at a house on the 6700 block of Carlisle Street in West Oak Lane and hooked a hose up to a nearby hydrant. Authorities said the motorcyclist drove over the line around 3:30 a.m., causing the vehicle to lose control and crash.
The deceased was a 34-year-old man, Philadelphia Police Department Cpl. Jasmine Reilly said.
It was unclear if speed was a factor as detectives continued their investigation.
Meanwhile, no one in the house was hurt as firefighters extinguished the flames, authorities said.