Showing posts with label car accidents. Show all posts
Showing posts with label car accidents. Show all posts

Monday, April 28, 2014

Reader report: Car slams into Saifee Hardware

Wow. Close call on the southeast corner of First Avenue and East Seventh Street just after 4.

Per @wlodarczyk: Watched this happen from across the street. No bystanders hit, amazingly.

Here's another photo via Bill the Libertarian Anarchist...

... and a few more shots via EVG reader Dillon Krug showing the emergency response...

So far, there haven't been any reports of injuries...

Updated 5:05 p.m.
This is Bill the Libertarian Anarchist's report of the collision:

"At 4 pm a car traveling north on 1st Ave. (supposedly at a high rate of speed) rammed into a van (not pictured) then spun over and hit the front of the flower-hardware store on the southeast corner of 7th St. and 1st Ave ... Just before I took [the above photo], the paramedics placed the driver (then on a stretcher) into an ambulance. He was mumbling incoherently."

Updated 5:49
This photo via EVG Facebook friend Michael Hirsch shows passersby attending to the driver (in the tank top) ...

Updated 6:41

NBC New York reports that "one person was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition" ... no mention if this was the driver or a pedestrian...

Updated 10

The Post reports that the BMW, which was heading north up First Avenue, "crashed into a parked van and then careened into" the store.

Saifee executive manager Mike Taheraly said that the plants out front "took most of the impact," and that the accident destroyed some $15,000 in merchandise.

As for the driver: "Witnesses claimed the BMW was speeding, but authorities said there was no criminality in the smash-up."

Saturday, January 25, 2014

An ugly 2-car collision on Avenue B and East 7th Street

For the second consecutive Saturday... there has been a nasty collision on Avenue B... late this morning at East Seventh Street...

[Photo by Shawn Chittle]


No one saw what happened... just the aftermath... it appears at least one person was taken away on a stretcher. We haven't heard any reports of the extent of the injuries...

[Photo by Joan Pantesco]


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voters get a taste of heavy metal on Avenue C

EVG reader CRyan reports on this incident that occurred around 1:20 this afternoon...

Voters got an earful of crunching metal while exiting the Voting station at Avenue C and 11th Street. A flatbed truck transporting a car was performing a right turn onto 11th Street from Avenue C, when a livery car service sedan, apparently pulling out of bus stop, got a taste of Heavy Metal.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Car crash on Avenue B and 12th Street

Per EV Grieve reader Meredith at 4:41 p.m.:

"Crowd is gathering. Cops, fire dept, and 2 ambulances."

Updated 6:20. One of the vehicles took out the fence here on the corner of 12th and B. We're still waiting word about injuries. One witness told us "it was really bad."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Police: Seizure causes smash-up at St. Marks Place and Avenue A

A frightening scene last night on St. Mark's Place and Avenue A. This car hit the wall of the Sushi Lounge after taking out the pay phone on St. Mark's Place. Police on the scene told Bob Arihood, who took the top photo, that the driver had a seizure while making a U-turn. At this time we don't have any further information on the driver, who worked nearby, or of any injuries.

[Courtesy of EV Grieve reader Chase]

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cabs, Sleepy's truck collide on First Avenue and 10th Street

Not many details just yet. One witness said he thought the Sleepy's truck ran the light... No word on injuries either.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Car accident on First Avenue and Fourth Street leaves one dead

Streetsblog has the story, with an update here from Gothamist, who's reporting that a 55-year-old woman was killed in the two-vehicle collision.

The Post has just filed a report too, saying the victim was a passenger in the minivan involved in the collision.

[Photo via an EV Grieve reader]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Car plows into ConEd gates on Avenue D

Just after 5 this evening, a car crashed into the ConEd fence at the dead end of Avenue D at 12th Street.

There were several accounts of what happened. One tipster noted that the car had been driving north on Avenue D with its hazards on before crashing into the fence. On the scene, one witness thought the car had clipped a van before coming to a halt at the fence. Yet someone else thought the driver simply made a mistake and kept going straight at the dead end.

In any event, nothing really sinister afoot here. The woman driving the car was in a great deal of discomfort. She was simply visiting her mother who lives nearby.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New public art for Third Avenue and 22nd Street?

EV Grieve reader Empire checks in with these photos. Is this some kind of new public art? Empire notes: "It's parked facing the wrong direction (against traffic, albeit in a proper spot). Then there are stickers on it that say, 'Please, don't take me into a museum' ... and 'Google me, asshole,' which i tried to do, but couldn't make out the letters in the tag."