Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Firefighter Hose in Philadelphia

It was unclear if speed was a factor

A motorcycle rests on its side on the pavement after a deadly crash in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane neighborhood.

A motorcyclist died in a crash after hitting a firefighting hose that was on the ground Sunday morning in Philadelphia.

Firefighters were battling a blaze at a house on the 6700 block of Carlisle Street in West Oak Lane and hooked a hose up to a nearby hydrant. Authorities said the motorcyclist drove over the line around 3:30 a.m., causing the vehicle to lose control and crash.

The deceased was a 34-year-old man, Philadelphia Police Department Cpl. Jasmine Reilly said.

It was unclear if speed was a factor as detectives continued their investigation.

Meanwhile, no one in the house was hurt as firefighters extinguished the flames, authorities said.

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