Two city EMS veterans were in critical condition Thursday after a bizarre episode where one suffered a stroke behind the wheel — and the other an aortic aneurysm while headed to assist his colleague, authorities said.
The double dose of tragedy began when Liam Glinane, a 28-year FDNY veteran, was stricken while driving around 1 p.m. on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, with his ambulance veering slightly off the highway as it rolled to a halt.
Glinane was alone in the emergency vehicle at the time, officials said. He was transporting it from one FDNY site to another.
Lt. Raymond Wang, 47, was on a ride-along with a Elmhurst Hospital doctor when the call about Glinane came across.
The pair drove to the scene to assist the ailing EMT, officials said. But 19-year fire department veteran Wang was struck by an aortic aneurysm once they arrived, leaving the doctor to treat both firefighters while waiting for additional help.