Two EMTs Suffer ‘Medical Episodes’ Responding To BQE Crash

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 18, 2019 - 8:57 am
Injured FDNY EMTs



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – In an extremely rare circumstance, two emergency mental technicians responding to a crash on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway suddenly found themselves in need of urgent medical treatment.

An FDNY ambulance was on the BQE just after 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon when, according to fire officials, the driver, 63-year-old Liam Glinane, suffered a stroke.

He crashed into a car and veered off the road.

FDNY officials say then that an EMS Lieutenant was in another ambulance doing a ride-along with a doctor and stopped to help Glinane.

That lieutenant, 47-year-old Raymond Wang, then suffered an aortic aneurysm.

Both were rushed to the hospital and remain in critical condition.

"It is an extremely tragic coincidence," said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. "Thankfully both of these members were able to be transported and are still alive. It's somewhat amazing."