A 34-year-old man died early Sunday after flying 300 feet when his motorcycle struck a firehose in a Philadelphia street, police say.

BY DON SWEENEY

Firefighters battling a house fire in the West Oak Lane neighborhood had stretched a hose from a hydrant across the street, WCAU reported.

The passing motorcyclist struck the hose at 3:30 a.m., KYW reported.

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

He was pronounced dead at the scene, WPVI reported. Firefighters doused the blaze, which had ignited in the kitchen of an unoccupied home.

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

Police are still investigating the accident, WCAU reported. The man’s name had not been released as of Sunday afternoon.

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