A motorcyclist was killed yesterday after getting hit by an ambulance racing to a call in Brooklyn. Jesus Santiago, a 46-year-old father of three, was struck by the ambulance at 63rd Street near Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park around 6:20 p.m. Saturday. Witness Damaris Baez told the Daily News that the ambulance appeared to run a red light as it hit Santiago: “They were speeding and they beeped the horn but it was too late.”
An FDNY spokesman said the EMS vehicle was arriving as backup for an earlier call of an intoxicated individual who was refusing treatment. Police said no criminality was suspected. Santiago, who lived very close to where he was hit, worked as a doorman in Manhattan. “He was a good father. He was hardworking. He was always taking care of his kids,” childhood friend Noel Barreto told the News. “Whenever he had free time he would take a ride on his bike."