FDNY Ambulance Driver Kills Gen Zhan, 81, in East Village Crosswalk
An FDNY ambulance driver struck and killed a senior in the East Village yesterday.
The crash happened at around 1:20 Monday afternoon. Gen Zhan, 81, was in the crosswalk on 14th Street at Second Avenue, walking south to north, when the driver, who was southbound on Second, hit him while turning left onto 14th, according to NYPD.
Photos and video of the scene show the ambulance sitting in the crosswalk on 14th Street, on the east side of the intersection.
Zhan, who lived in Kips Bay, was transported in critical condition and died at Bellevue Hospital, DNAinfo reported.
The driver was identified only as a 22-year-old man who, according to the Daily News, had been on the job “less than a year.”
The News said the driver was responding to a “non-priority call” and was not using lights and sirens. NYPD had no information on who had the right of way. Police had issued no summonses and filed no charges as of this afternoon. An NYPD spokesperson told Streetsblog the Collision Investigation Squad is still working the case.