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NYPD tow truck driver dies after suffering medical episode, hitting tree in Brooklyn

 

 

MARINE, PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police say an on-duty NYPD tow truck driver died after suffering a medical episode Monday evening in Brooklyn.

The incident happened at about 5:50 p.m. in Marine Park.

The 61-year-old victim was driving a tow truck along Flatbush Avenue and Avenue R when he lost control and struck a tree, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing. The driver's identity has not yet been released.

 

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Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family, Friends and Co-workers.

 

Appears as though he just rolled into the small tree. Likely didn't have much warning as to the medical emergency which would take his life. The news story leaves some details out, such as did he radio for help and past before help arrived. Not that it matters at the point.

 

Our industry has grown larger over the years and some in the industry are getting up there in years. A few decades ago we thought 61 was old. Today we think 81 is old, RIP DRIVER

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Not another medical emergency with a week. Wasn't the one in Florida determined to have been medical related?

 

RIP NYPD TOW TRUCK DRIVER..... We'll drag the chains from here, you've been called home. Gods Speed Sir!

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Growing up down in NYC and in this business I can attest about how it takes a special breed of man to be an operator down there. Especially as a city enforcement operator as this man obviously was.

 

Rest easy Operator, your shift is over now. 


There are Tow Truck Drivers, Then There is Towing and Recovery operators...... Which one are you??🤨

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There's an importance that suggests taking time to get an annual checkup. I had a stroke two years ago ... it came out of nowhere and I've always been in good health. I thankfully dodged that bullet and go get checked an a regular basis. When was you're last checkup?    R.


Randall C. Resch

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I am guilty of not doing the DR thing till theres something wrong. My wife always says to me " your constantly doing maintenance on your trucks and gear, Going to the Dr is maintenance on you". Of course shes right, but i cant tell her that...


There are Tow Truck Drivers, Then There is Towing and Recovery operators...... Which one are you??🤨

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No Grumps ... ya' can't tell her she's right for obvious reasons ... but maybe as a Christmas present, you could go visit a doctor? It's a strange thing, but wives want the security that their husbands are going to live a long life. So ... take the time to have a a checkup and give here sone piece of mind. I'm confident she will like your gift. Merry Christmas.   R.

   

 

 

 


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