NYPD Probes Hit-And-Run Involving Firefighter’s SUV

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/ CBS 2/AP) — A New York City firefighter has been placed on administrative duty as police continue to investigate whether he was driving a car that fled the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian, an FDNY spokesman said Monday evening.

Police said they later found the car abandoned blocks from the Sunday accident.

They said Patrick Quagliariello walked into a Brooklyn precinct hours later and told them his vehicle was involved in the accident. Police said he refused to say whether he was the driver and asked for a lawyer.

Police said he was released while they conducted an investigation.

The 25-year-old victim, Manuel Tzajguachiac, had come to Brooklyn about six months ago to raise cash from various jobs he was doing to send back to his wife and family in Guatemala. He was struck and killed around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 65th Street and 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst.

He passed away at Lutheran Hospital.

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  • sean

    membership has its privaledges. they are members of the club and get special treatment, you could always join the club and put your life o the line and then stop the injustices by refusing special treatment for anyone that is in the wrong.

  • dan

    What, couple days ago, this pathetic FDNY fireman was drunk while behind the wheel. He ran over the poor guy and then was led away by his brother who is a cop and drop him of at firehouse, then later report the incident to police, now FDNY investigate whether he was the driver? What next? stolen car? why cover up this mess? This is really insulting to good FDNY and NYPD fellows and any fraud and illegal attempts by the agency hurts NYers.!

  • lisa

    Too bad that fireman didn’t die in 9/11.

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  • Personal responsibility?! Phooey!

    Will he get more than the 90 days that the drunk cop got? Stay tuned!

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