Man hit by ambulance in East Village dies

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An 81-year-old man is dead after authorities said he was hit by a fire department ambulance in the East Village Monday afternoon.

The New York Police Department said Gen Zhan was crossing a street about 2:20 p.m. Monday when the ambulance hit him. He was found on the pavement with severe body trauma and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died.

The ambulance was responding to a call around 1:15 p.m., and was turning at East 14th Street and Second Avenue when it struck the victim.

Zhan was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Authorities said the ambulance struck Zhan while he was in a crosswalk. The operator of the ambulance remained at the scene.

The ambulance did not have lights and sirens on at the time of the crash. The ambulance had a green arrow and right of way as it was making the turn.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.