MTA Bridge and Tunnel Chief James Fortunato rescued a helpless woman that was trapped on the Verrazano Bridge after a violent collision between a garbage truck and a box truck. The box truck caught fire and pinned the victim. Fortunato sprung into action, later joined by a off-duty corrections officer, spraying out the flames with a fire extinguisher. Apparently the collision took place as the garbage truck and box truck were braking because of a disabled vehicle in front of them. The fire was caused by leaking fuel and it continued to reignite, making the scene extremely dangerous. The female victim is currently in critical condition. 5 others were injured. Our thoughts remain with the victims and their loved ones. Our admiration goes out to the courageous Chief Fortunato.
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