A volunteer firefighter responding to a call struck two pedestrians, one fatally, on Long Island early Saturday morning, police said.
Police said it happened around 12:30 a.m. as a woman and man were leaving Half Moon Restaurant and Bar in Long Beach and crossing East Park Avenue near Riverside Boulevard.
The 22-year-old driver, a Long Beach Fire Department EMT, struck the victims with his personal vehicle, a 1999 Buick Century. According to officials, the driver was responding to a house fire call and utilizing his blue firelight at the time of the crash.
The 57-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 60-year-old man was transported to South Nassau Community Hospital where he’s listed in critical but stable condition. He suffered multiple fractures, a broken spine and a lacerated kidney.
The vehicle, with front-end damage, was impounded for a safety check, police said. The driver remained at the scene.
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