Port Jervis, NY – Firefighter Fatally Struck by Volunteer Ambulance
Port Jervis, NY (June 24, 2019) – Authorities have stated that a 22-year-old firefighter was tragically killed after being struck by an ambulance early on Sunday morning, June 23rd. According to police, the fatal incident occurred at 5:49 a.m. along Barcelow Street in Port Jervis.
Officers responded to the scene following a report of a person having been struck by an ambulance. Police stated that a Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance was responding to a call and had just exited the bay of its building when it struck the victim. While details are vague, there may be reasons to believe that the victim had been sleeping by the bay door when he was struck. Tragically, the victim died at the scene.
At this time, police and the fire department had been withholding the victim’s name. However, the parents of the victim have confirmed his identity as Nicholas McKeon, their youngest son.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
First and foremost, our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are offered to the loved ones of Nicholas McKeon, as we can only hope they are able to cope with this devastating incident. Pedestrian accidents in New York are commonly fatal, particularly those which involve large and fast vehicles, such as a truck or ambulance. While it can be tremendously difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have significant rights at this time.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unjustly suffered due to the actions of another party. We understand that there is nothing as difficult as dealing with the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
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