Investigation Underway in FDNY Firefighter’s Death

NEW YORK (WABC) – An investigation is underway after a New York City firefighter fell to his death through a wide gap between westbound and eastbound lanes of the Belt Parkway.

Firefighter Steven Pollard didn’t see the gap as he hopped from one side to the other while responding to a car accident.

This bridge replaced an old draw bridge that often got stuck and created gridlock. The new one cots $236 million and has only been open a little more than a year but is now at the center of a tragedy that may have been preventable.

Fire Engineering: FDNY Firefighter Dies after Falling Off Bridge

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