Wednesday, July 1, 2009
From a summation of various reports from late yesterday afternoon: A police car, responding to a call, was speeding on Avenue D when it made a left turn onto Fifth Street, toward Avenue C, when it collided with a white Cadillac. (The accounts vary on which vehicle struck first.) Witnesses say the officer turned on his siren and, seconds later, lost control, jumped the curb and hit a crowd of people on the sidewalk. The Times reports today that nine people were hospitalized, including an infant, and are in stable condition.
Three TV news outlets were on the scene: NY1, WPIX and Telemundo 47.
Bob Arihood was there shortly after the accident occurred, and has many dramatic photos.