A motorcycle-riding FDNY firefighter was busted for alleged drunken driving when he tried to come to the aid of a pal who died after his bike slammed into the back of an NYPD patrol car, The Post has learned.
The tragic incident unfolded around 1 a.m. on the Belt Parkway, authorities said.
Tyrell Frazier, 36, and his friend, Matthew Hester, 41, who belonged to the same motorcycle club, were traveling on the highway in Queens when Hester’s BMW motorcycle smashed into the patrol car, according to a source and the NYPD.
The NYPD Highway Patrol officer was parked in the left lane of parkway, between Cross Bay Boulevard and Erskine Street. The officer had been tending to a broken down vehicle at the time, authorities said.
Hester hit with such force that his ride ended up laying on top of the trunk of the officer’s vehicle, photos show.
And Hester was riding his motorcycle so fast, he flew from his seat, onto the pavement, upon impact.
He was unconscious and unresponsive, police said.
Frazier circled back around to help his injured friend and give him CPR, a source told The Post — the attempted good deed landed him in hot water.
A police officer who was also trying to help Hester smelled alcohol on Frazier’s breath and ordered his arrest, the source said.
Frazier was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with ability impaired, the NYPD said.
Hester, who lived on Long Island, in Hempstead, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died.
The officer sitting in the front seat of the patrol car when Hester’s bike crashed into it suffered back and neck pain, and was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition, according to the NYPD.
Frazier works at Engine Company 252 in Brooklyn, which responds to all fires in the borough.
An EMT named Tyrell Frazier was listed in city awards publications in 2011 and 2012 as getting citations for “pre hospital saves.”
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Frazier could not be reached for comment.
The FDNY did not return a request for comment.