Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Firefighter dies while responding to scene of auto crash in NY

A city firefighter new to the job died Sunday night while responding to a crash on the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn A city firefighter new to the job died Sunday night while responding to a crash on the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn
Jeannette Daniel | 07 January, 2019, 23:50

Bravest Steven Pollard, 30, died Sunday night after he fell through a small space between the east- and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway's Mill Basin Bridge while he rushed to save two victims in an overturned auto. Pollard's brother is also a firefighter and an 11-year veteran of Ladder Company 114 in Brooklyn.

"As his family mourns him, the department mourns him, and certainly the citizens of our city mourn him", Nigro said.

Pollard was responding to a two-car accident that seriously injured two males on the westbound side of the bridge around 10 p.m. As the firefighters were going to help the victims Pollard slipped through a gap in the roadway and fell approximately 52 feet to the ground below.

Looking for a quality used fire truck? "To lose a member just at the beginning of his career like this is devastating to us".

A city firefighter died Sunday night while responding to a crash with injuries in Brooklyn. 170 in Brooklyn, fell more than 50 feet to the concrete below, according to multiple reports.

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The bridge, which was originally solid the whole way across, was recently rebuilt to include a 3ft wide gap between each side of the road.

Pollard comes from a family of firefighters who have served the city for decades. His father, Ray Pollard, is a retired firefighter from Ladder Company 102.

CBSN New York's Jenna DeAngelis has the details. The firefighter was transported to Kings County Hospital in serious condition, CBS New York's Natalie Duddridge reported.

NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill tweeted early Monday that the entire department sends its condolences to Pollard's family, friends and colleagues.

De Blasio has since ordered flags throughout the five boroughs to fly at half staff in honor of Pollard's courage and sacrifice.

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