Probationary firefighter falls between gap in roadway at car accident

NEW YORK (NBC New York) - An FDNY firefighter died late Sunday after he fell more than 50 feet off a bridge in Brooklyn while trying to help injured people at the scene of a car wreck, officials say.

Probationary firefighter Steven Pollard, 30, who comes from a family of FDNY firefighters, rushed to the scene of the crash around 10 p.m. on the westbound side of the Belt Parkway, just east of Flatbush, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said early Monday at a press conference. Pollard tried jumping from one side to the other when he slipped through a gap on the Mill Basin overpass and plunged 52 feet to the concrete below.

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