NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fire truck responding to a call in Brooklyn struck and killed a man on a motorcycle Monday afternoon.
Police said 46-year-old Reginald Brown was riding south on Monroe Street and had the green light, when his Kawasaki bike was hit by the truck from Ladder 111 heading west on Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Witnesses told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten that a woman stopped at the intersection to give the fire truck the right-of-way when the motorcycle went around her vehicle.
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“I heard a loud boom noise, ran down to the corner and I see the guy laid out,” one man who lived near the scene of the accident said. “He looked real, real bad.”
Brown, who lived just a few doors away from the scene, was taken to Woodhull Hospital and pronounced dead.
Friends of the victim were heartbroken.
“This could happen to anyone and he was really close to me. It makes me want to cry,” Shanice Williams told CBS 2.
Police said no charges are expected to be filed in the case.