By Trevor Kapp and Amy Zimmer
HARLEM — A woman was struck by an FDNY ambulance in Harlem Tuesday — and then was treated for her injuries by paramedics onboard, witnesses said.
The unidentified woman was crossing Lenox Avenue and West 116th Street when the emergency vehicle slowly backed up and struck her, said MD Moazzen Hossain, a street vendor who said he saw the accident.
"The ambulance backed into her and she fell down," Hossain said, noting that the truck was moving at a "very slow" pace.
"The driver got out, picked her up and took her inside," he said.
FDNY officials confirmed that an EMS vehicle was involved in the minor accident about 10:13 a.m.
The EMS workers were treating her in the ambulance that struck her for an estimated 15 minutes before sounding the sirens and driving off. She was taken to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.
This was the second minor accident involving FDNY vehicles in two days. A fire truck rushing to a blaze in the Bronx on Monday swiped a minivan that was apparently pulling out of a parking spot as the truck was making a turn.