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New York City firefighter plunges to death from overpass

2019-01-07 19:22
RESTRICTION SUMMARY: Must Credit WABC, No Access New York Market, No Use U.S. Broadcast Networks SHOTLIST: WABC: Mandatory Credit WABC, No Access New York Market, No Use U.S. Broadcast Networks New York - 7 January 2019 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 1. View from car driving on highway. It slows down at scene where there are firetrucks and firefighters. It speeds up again past stopped traffic STORYLINE: An FDNY firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from the Mill Basin overpass and later died at a hospital. NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill tweeted early Monday that the entire department sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the unidentified firefighter who fell Sunday night. "#NYC will never forget your sacrifice," the tweet read. In statement posted on the department's Facebook page Monday morning FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Steven H. Pollard.