FDNY Firefighter Steven Pollard, Ladder 170, killed after fall from bridge
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Sources tell CBS2 an FDNY Firefighter was killed in a fall off the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn – responding to a collision Sunday Night. Officials with the latest update from Kings County Hospital
Posted by Natalie Duddridge on Sunday, January 6, 2019
The firefighter killed last (Sunday) night in Brooklyn has been identified as Steven Pollard of Ladder 170 in Brooklyn. In a briefing early this morning (above), Mayor Bill de Blasio and FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters Firefighter Pollard followed his father and brother into the department when he was hired just eighteen-months-ago.
According to Commissioner Nigro, Ladder 170 responded to a two car crash on the Belt Parkway just east of Flatbush shortly after 10:00 p.m. As Firefighter Pollard crossed from the eastbound side of the road to westbound he fell through a gap in or adjacent to the Mill Basin Bridge, landing on the ground about fifty-feet below. News reports say the bridge had been under construction.
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