Two people are dead, including an EMT, after a horrific crash involving an SUV and an ambulance on Staten Island.
Police say that a 2009 BMW was traveling northbound on Hylan Boulevard toward Winchester Avenue at about 7 p.m. on Monday when it crossed the median and collided with a Staten Island University Hospital ambulance that was heading southbound on Hylan Boulevard.
The driver of the BMW was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The driver of the ambulance, identified as David Restuccio, 58, was pinned inside the vehicle when it flipped. He was transported to Staten Island University Hospital but it was too late.
A second EMT, as well as a person who was already being transported to the hospital prior to the accident, were in the rear of the ambulance. Both received minor injuries and were hospitalized in stable condition.
Restuccio was an eight year veteran of Staten Island University Hospital Emergency Medical Services. He was a retired FDNY EMS Lieutenant who was also a first responder to the 9/11 attacks.