Firefighter falls to his death responding to car crash in Brooklyn

Eyewitness News
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 08:29AM
MILL BASIN, Brooklyn (WABC) — A firefighter fell to his death while responding to a car accident on a Belt Parkway overpass in Brooklyn Sunday.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as 30-year-old Steven Pollard.

“It’s an incredibly sad night for the Pollard family, for the Fire Department family, and for our city,” Nigro said. “He lost his life tonight in the process of helping others.”

Ladder Company 170 was called to the two-car accident on an elevated section of the highway that crosses the Mill Basin around 10 p.m., when in an attempt to reach the victims, Pollard slipped through a gap in the roadway and fell about 52 feet to the hard sand below.
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