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Levittown Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash in East Meadow

Jeffrey Paz of Levittown succumbed to his injuries after an intersection collision with a private ambulance.

A Levittown man died from his injuries after an early morning collision on Monday with an active private ambulance, Nassau County Police said.

According to Nassau County detectives, Jeffrey Paz, 39, of Levittown, was operating a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle when he was involved in a collision at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue with a private ambulance.

Paz was transported by police ambulance to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Nassau County Police said the ambulance was utilizing its emergency lights and siren and actively engaged in an emergency transport at the time of the accident.

Police at the scene had originally reported that there were no fatalities.

The accident occurred at 6:48 a.m. and shut down a portion of Merrick Avenue.

Jennifer Macaluso June 29, 2011 at 03:05 PM
don't understand this a private ambulance engaged in emergency transport?????
Joseph Byron June 29, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Private ambulances DO do emergency transports, they are a "911 alternative" because NY requires ALL article 34 facilities (ie Nursing homes) to provide ambulance transports for their pts (& has stated that calling 911 IS NOT an acceptable way to fulfill that requirement). I have been working for pvt amb AND 911 for over 14yrs & wish people would learn more about what private amb do.
Chris Spencer August 19, 2011 at 05:41 PM
I wonder how bad the person was in the ambulance during the transport. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff's family and friends.

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