Patient dies in crash between ambulance and fire truck in Brooklyn

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An ambulance racing a heart attack patient to the hospital collided with a fire truck en route to a fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, leaving the patient dead and a family member seriously injured.

The fire truck, Ladder 102, T-boned the ambulance at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue And Throop Avenue just after 12:45 a.m. Thursday.

Williamsburg News obtained surveillance video showing the moment of impact.

The heart attack patient, 59-year-old Jamil Almansouri, known to friends as Mike, was being rushed to Woodhull Hospital at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead.

"He was the greatest," the victim's brother, Abdullah Ahmad, said. "Everybody loved him. He was a good-hearted person. He didn't bother nobody."

Ahmad tells Eyewitness News that Almansouri owned a bodega not far from the crash scene.

"I just I don't know what to do," he said. "I was just with him earlier today. He was fine, went to the doctor about his sugar, and they were saying everything was fine with him."

Almansouri's sister, who was in the ambulance with him, was seriously hurt.

"My brother-in-law, who is married to my sister, he's the one who called me," Ahmad said. "He was trying to call his wife many times, and she didn't answer. And he has GPS on his phone for his wife, so he tracked the phone and he came over here."

Eight first responders were also hurt in the collision.

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Two EMTs in the ambulance were taken to Bellevue Hospital, one with a leg injury and the other complaining of pain.

Six firefighters were taken to Bellevue Hospital, though none of their injuries were believed to be serious.

Both emergency vehicles had their lights activated at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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