Showing posts with label collisions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collisions. Show all posts

Monday, May 2, 2022

[Updated] Drunken driver arrested after crash on Houston and 1st Avenue; pedestrian dies

Photos via @Bentsen23 


Raife Milligan, the pedestrian struck by the drunken driver, has died from his injuries. He was 21. Milligan, a native of Jasper, Ind., was a junior studying BioChemistry at NYU. There's a GoFundMe to help his family pay for expenses.

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Police are investigating a collision involving two cars and a pedestrian on Houston Street at First Avenue that reportedly sent three people to the hospital this morning just before 3.

NBC 4 reports this:
A man in his 20s was seriously hurt when a driver hit him as he crossed a Lower East Side street early Monday, authorities said. The man was crossing East Houston at First Avenue around 2:45 a.m. when cops say a driver, possibly behind the wheel of a Camaro, swerved in an effort to avoid him. The driver hit the pedestrian anyway, then careened into a Honda.
Police have the intersection blocked off this morning... the mangled Camaro remains at the scene in the westbound lanes...
An EVG reader emailed us the following: "The sound of the car speeding down Houston — rapidly upshifting through the gears — was so loud it woke me up." The reader then went to the intersection. "There were witnesses who were extremely upset — it was awful." 

NBC 4 reports that two people in the vehicles were taken to a hospital "for complaints of pain, but they weren't believed to have suffered serious injuries." 

There wasn't an update on the condition of the pedestrian, who EMTs transported to Bellevue.

Updated 11:30 a.m. 

The Post reports that the driver of the Camaro was suspected of being drunk.

The paper lists the victim in critical condition.

Updated 6:30 p.m.

The Daily News reports that the driver, Michael de Guzman, 49, of Astoria, was taken into custody by police and charged with drunken driving.

Although the license plate is mangled in these photos, there was a visible shot in another media outlet. As a reader noted, the driver has received four camera-issued speeding tickets since December.

The crash involving a reckless driver occurred hours before Mayor Adams unveiled a new safety campaign titled "Speeding Ruins Lives, Slow Down."

Headline updated

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday's parting shot

A head-on collison this evening reported around 6:15 on Avenue A between 10th Street and 11th Street... no reports of injuries... and no idea how this happened... thanks to the longtime reader for the photo...

Sunday, January 16, 2022

A collision on the FDR at 10th Street

EVG reader Michael Kramer shared these photos from this afternoon... where he came across the aftermath of a collision on the southbound FDR at 10th Street that caused this vehicle to overturn ...
The Citizen app reported that two people in the vehicle were transorted to the hospital... no word on their condition...

Monday, January 3, 2022

An SUV collision on 1st Avenue at 5th Street

If you traveled on First Avenue at Fifth Street today, then you likely noticed the Ford SUV on the sidewalk, lodged amid the Village View sidewalk bridge. 

EVG reader Chris Ryan shared the top photo from around 8:30 a.m. 

Here are more photos from EVG regular Salim showing the damage to the sidewalk bridge and vehicle on the east side of the avenue...
Still piecing together what happened. A reader shared the photos below from just after 2 a.m. ...
The reader believes the minivan slammed into the Ford, which was parked at the time... and the collision propelled it onto the sidewalk...
And what was the driver doing going in that direction on the northbound First Avenue? Was the driver heading east on Sixth Street and made a right and drove the wrong way on First Avenue? A less likely explanation is the driver turned the wrong way off Second Avenue and headed across Fifth Street — and right by the 9th Precinct — before coming to an end here. 

Will update if any more info becomes available.

Also, the M15 stop here is temporarily not in service...

Monday, August 12, 2019

Reader reports: Car making U-turn strikes woman on Avenue B sidewalk


[Photo by Christopher J. Ryan]

There are a lot more questions than answers at the moment late this afternoon after a car struck a 72-year-old woman on the sidewalk on Avenue B at 10th Street.

It's not immediately clear how the car ended up on the sidewalk, striking the woman in the process.


Witnesses report that the woman was pinned under the car. Emergency responders took her away with reported head injuries.


[Photo by Christopher J. Ryan]

We'll update this post when more information becomes available.

Updated 5:51 p.m.

ABC 7 reports that the driver was making a U-turn.

Officials later said the driver was actually attempting to make a U-turn, and when he put the car in reverse, it jumped the curb and struck the pedestrian.

Police say the woman was taken to Bellevue hospital in serious condition, but was expected to survive.

No word about charges against the driver.

Updated 6:22 pm.

Witnesses said that the woman was one of the longtime shaved ice vendors on Avenue B...


[Photo by @djmcboarder]

Updated 8 p.m.

Yes, as several readers noted, this corridor is one that local elected officials are urging the city to make safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Updated 8:15 p.m.

An aerial view early this evening via a Citizen user...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A multi-vehicle collision with injuries reported on 2nd Avenue at 14th Street



Photojournalist Jefferson Siegel shared this photo from this evening around 7 at Second Avenue and 14th Street ... where there was a multiple-car collision. A cyclist was also struck.

A Lyft driver appeared to be unconscious and was trapped in his car for several minutes until firefighters were able to free him. He was removed to the hospital. The bicyclist appeared shaken. The condition of the other two drivers was unknown. Police stopped southbound traffic on 2nd Avenue at 15th Street.

The above photo shows firefighters working to remove the Lyft driver after placing a neck brace on him.

No word at the moment about the cause of the collision.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Reader report: SUV takes out part of the sidewalk bridge on Houston and Avenue B



EVG regular Salim shares this photo from earlier this morning ... showing the aftermath of an SUV colliding with the sidewalk bridge on the northwest corner of Houston and Avenue B.

No word on the cause of the collision or injuries. (We've heard from readers through the years noting how dangerous the East Houston-Avenue B/Clinton Street intersection is.)

The NYPD remains on the corner ... and the area is cordoned off... likely awaiting a new sidewalk bridge for outside the long-empty 6 Avenue B...



Previously on EVV Grieve:
Is something finally happening to the long-vacant, mysterious 6 Avenue B?

Resident: July 4 collision highlights dangerous East Houston-Avenue B/Clinton Street intersection

Friday, September 21, 2018

Report: Collision on 2nd Avenue at 9th Street leaves 69-year-old man in critical condition


There were several reader reports last night about a car striking a pedestrian last evening on Second Avenue and Ninth Street.

According to the Daily News, a 69-year-old man was crossing west on Second Avenue when a Honda Accord making a left turn from Ninth Street struck the pedestrian around 8 p.m.

Per the News:

A bicyclist riding down Second Ave. said the driver had the green light but was turning too fast to stop for the victim who was in the crosswalk.

The victim was taken to Bellevue and is reportedly in critical condition.

No charges were immediately filed against the 35-year-old motorist, according to the News.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Report: Uber driver collides with 3 parked cars on Avenue D



Just after 10 this morning, an Uber driver reportedly sideswiped several parked cars on Avenue D near Fifth Street before flipping his vehicle.

EVG reader Sylvia G. shared these photos...



According to the Daily News, after hitting two unoccupied parked cars, the driver rear-ended a vehicle that was double-parked with someone inside. The Uber driver's black Toyota sedan overturned from the force of the impact, trapping him inside.

EMTs took the Uber driver and the victim in the double-parked vehicle to Mount Sinai Beth Israel for neck and back injuries, per the News. No word on what caused the collision. No charges have been filed yet against the Uber driver.





Thursday, June 29, 2017

Report: Driver charged in collision that killed cyclist Kelly Hurley on 1st Avenue & 9th Street


[Photo from April 11]

The driver of the box truck who fatally struck a cyclist in April on Ninth Street at First Avenue has been arrested, according to published reports.

Per DNAInfo, who first had the story:

Kyung H. Hyun, 59, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian — the city's "right of way" law under the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative — failure to exercise due care, and making an improper left turn, according to authorities.

On April 5, Kelly Hurley was riding in the northbound bike lane on First Avenue around 7:20 a.m. She had the green light at Ninth Street when Hyun reportedly made a left turn from First Avenue's right-most lane.

Previous reports stated that he had come to a complete stop on First Avenue before making the abrupt left turn onto Ninth Street across four lanes of traffic. He struck Hurley, who had the right of way. She died the following week from her injuries. Hurley was 31.

Police gave Hyun a desk appearance ticket. He’s due in Manhattan criminal court on Aug. 29, the Daily News reported.

CB3's Transportation Committee recently recommended that the Department of Transportation consider more carefully separating bike and car traffic in the so-called "mixing zones" found at intersections like Ninth Street and First Avenue. Read more about that here.

As DNAinfo's Allegra Hobbs reported in April:

Captain Vincent Greany, the Ninth Precinct's commanding officer, has condemned the zones as problematic, noting at a community council meeting after Hurley's death that it is "almost impossible" to see a cyclist while merging into their lane "unless you physically turn your head and look back."

Previously on EV Grieve:
RIP Kelly Hurley

Reactions to Kelly Hurley's death

NYPD offers explanation into Kelly Hurley's death: 'she slipped'

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

[Updated] NYPD offers explanation into Kelly Hurley's death: 'she slipped'

In an interview with Christopher Robbins at The Village Voice yesterday, an NYPD detective provided some updates on Kelly Hurley, the 31-year-old Lower East Side resident who died from her injuries following a collision with a box truck on First Avenue at Ninth Street on April 5.

Among the revelations:

• The NYPD to date has issued a single summons to the driver — for not having a crossover mirror.

• The spokesperson, Detective Ahmed Nasser, said that the truck "made a left turn from the rightmost lane" onto East Ninth Street.

• The detective said that Hurley "slipped off her bike" at the intersection and was struck by the truck.

Robbins asked Nasser if the truck driver, who remained at the scene of the collision, "should have been making sure that he wasn’t turning into a cyclist or a pedestrian in the intersection."

Nasser's response:

“Well, I suppose you can say one or the other, but it seems like he probably didn’t see her, and she was going up north, he was making a left, he’s actually already into the intersection, he was already making the turn. She probably didn’t stop in time, and she slipped and fell under. . . . He’s already in, she tried to stop, she came off the bike, she slipped under the truck."

Streetsblog yesterday said that this was another case of the NYPD blaming the victim.

Hurley is gone. She can’t recount her version of what happened on the morning of April 5, so we’re left with what the police tell us. And as is often the case when a motorist kills a pedestrian or cyclist, the NYPD account is a bizarre mess that exonerates the driver.

Detective Ahmed Nasser told the Voice that the motorist was turning left from the right-most lane, which, if true, is a moving violation. Turning motorists are also required to yield to cyclists at the intersection where Hurley was fatally injured, but Nasser offered up a series of conjectures to reach an exculpatory conclusion.

In an interview with DNAinfo, Nasser confirmed that the truck driver had come to a complete stop on First Avenue before making the abrupt left turn onto Ninth Street across four lanes of traffic.

He also said that the investigation is ongoing "and the truck driver may still be arrested."

Cycling and pedestrian advocates have spoken out against this intersection design. The crash happened in one of the so-called "mixing zones" where drivers are allowed to make careful left turns from First Avenue as cyclists are going straight through intersections with the green light.




[Photo from last Thursday]

Updated 10 p.m.

Patch attended tonight's Community Council Meeting at the 9th Precinct, where Lt. Brian Reynolds, commanding officer of the NYPD's collision investigation squad, addressed the collision.

"My own opinion is, I'm going to be recommending the driver be held accountable. I can't explain to you exactly what it's going to be right now, but after what I've seen, he's going to be held accountable, at least on my end, from my office."

And...

Reynolds declined to specify what exact recommendations he would make to the Manhattan district attorney's office, and did not confirm that the driver would necessarily be charged. Any criminal charges filed will ultimately be determined by prosecutors.

Friday, April 14, 2017

RIP Kelly Hurley


[Photo via Facebook]

Kelly Hurley, who was struck by a box truck while biking on First Avenue at Ninth Street on April 5, has died from her injuries. She was 31.

Hurley, who lived on the Lower East Side, was riding in the northbound bike lane around 7:20 a.m. According to published reports, a box truck driver, also traveling north, made a left turn onto Ninth Street and struck Hurley, who had the right of way. The Daily News reported that she "skidded to try and avoid the truck, but it slammed into her."

The driver remained at the scene. He has not been charged. The investigation is ongoing.

This past Sunday, a friend said that, despite her significant injuries, doctors had been optimistic that she would recover. However, there were complications from one of the surgeries, the friend said. Doctors removed her from life support on Tuesday, DNAinfo reported.

For the past two-and-a-half years, she worked as the senior studio manager of training and development at SoulCycle. Hurley was a 2007 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

She was also the co-founder of the Movemeant Foundation, an organization that provides "body-positive, self-confidence building tools, resources and experiences" for girls and women.

On Tuesday evening, a group of 12-15 cyclists placed flowers at the scene where the collision took place.


[Photo from Tuesday]

Monday, April 10, 2017

[Updated] More on the 1st Avenue bike collision



Last Wednesday morning, a box truck struck a 31-year-old woman riding in the northbound bike lane on First Avenue at Ninth Street.

She was listed in critical condition at Bellevue.

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Updated 4/12

A friend of the victim told us on Sunday that doctors were optimistic about her chances for recovery.

Unfortunately, there were complications. DNAinfo now reports that Kelly Hurley was taken off life support yesterday.

Per DNAinfo: "Investigators were still reviewing video, the spokesman added, and the driver could still be charged."

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As for this intersection, Streetsblog noted:

The block of the First Avenue bike lane approaching 9th Street has a “mixing zone,” in which cyclists and drivers turning left negotiate the same space during the same signal phase.

Intersections that separate cyclists and turning in time with “split-phase” signals have a safer track record than mixing zones, but DOT prefers to limit them to intersections with high pedestrian volumes.

On Friday, the guerrilla street engineers at the Transformation Department "staged an intervention" at the intersection ...



An EVG reader noted other obstacles for cyclists in the bike lane that have nothing to do with traffic... namely the trash that piles up on the weekends...



Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updating] Reader report: Bike-truck collision on 1st Avenue at 9th Street

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

[Updating] Reader report: Bike-truck collision on 1st Avenue at 9th Street


[Reader-submitted photo]

Several readers passed along reports of a collision between the truck in the above photo and a cyclist at the west side of First Avenue at Ninth Street earlier this morning.

In an email sent at 7:50 a.m., a reader said: "I was told rider was under truck .. and taken to hospital."

There isn't any other information available at the moment about the condition of the cyclist and who may have been at fault in the collision.

As of 8:30., the intersection remained taped off while investigators were on their way to the scene, according to witnesses.


[Photo via OlympiasEpiriot]

We'll update if/when more information becomes available.

Updated 11:30 a.m.

According to DNAinfo, the cyclist, whose name has not been released, is a 31-year-old woman. She was riding in the northbound bike lane when the truck reportedly struck her.

She suffered severe head trauma and was treated at Bellevue Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, police said.

The truck driver remained at the scene and wasn't immediately arrested, police said.

Updated noon:

Per Streetsblog, "the available information suggests the truck driver failed to yield to the cyclist."

First Avenue has a parking-protected bike lane, but at most intersections, cyclists and turning motorists proceed during the same signal phase through “mixing zones.”

Turning drivers are supposed to yield to cyclists at the mixing zone, but the treatment is not as safe as intersections where cyclists and turning drivers have separate signal phases. These “split-phase” signals have a demonstrably better safety record than mixing zones.


Updated 4/12

A friend of the victim told us on Sunday that doctors were optimistic about her chances for recovery.

Unfortunately, there were complications. DNAinfo now reports that Kelly Hurley was taken off life support yesterday.

Per DNAinfo: "Investigators were still reviewing video, the spokesman added, and the driver could still be charged."

Last evening around 6, a group of 12-15 cyclists left flowers at the scene of the collision.


[Photo by Lola Sáenz]

I reached out to a family member... and will update when more information is available.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Report: MTA bus driver arrested after collision with pedestrian on Avenue D


Police arrested an MTA bus driver last night on Avenue D and East Houston after he struck a woman in the crosswalk.

Per ABC 7:

Just before 9 p.m. Monday, police said the M14D was traveling south on Avenue D and hit a 61-year-old woman while making a right turn to head east on Houston Street.

The pedestrian had been walking south within the crosswalk, according to the New York City Police Department.

Her left leg was trapped under the bus and was later freed by emergency workers.

The pedestrian, Aurora Beauchamp from Miami, was taken to Bellevue with a broken hip, pelvis and ribs and a bruised bladder, according to her daughter.

Per NBC 4:

[H]er daughter says she fears recent chemo treatment for her mother's cancer will complicate surgical efforts to repair the broken bones she suffered in the collision.

The driver, 41-year-old Eduard Khanimov, was arrested on a charge of failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A cab collision on Union Square



EVG reader Mitchell Schneider shared these photos from about 4:40 this afternoon... the aftermath of a collision between a cab and U-Haul on East 15th Street...



Not a lot of details at the moment here between Irving Place and Union Square East... one witness said that the cab was speeding and rammed the U-Haul ... and EMTs were bringing one person (the cab driver?) to an ambulance... we'll update if we receive more information...



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reports: Man struck by FDNY ambulance on 14th Street and 2nd Avenue dies from his injuries

An FDNY ambulance struck and killed a pedestrian yesterday afternoon on 14th Street at Second Avenue, according to published reports.

Gen Zhan, a Kips Bay resident, was reportedly walking north in the crosswalk at Second Avenue when he was struck by the ambulance, which was making a left. Zhan, 81, died a short time later at Bellevue.

Per ABC 7:

The ambulance did not have lights and sirens on at the time of the crash. The ambulance had a green arrow and right of way as it was making the turn.
The ambulance's driver was a 22-year-old man who had less than a year on the job, the Daily News noted.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is probing the incident.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cab collision on 9th Street and 3rd Avenue



EVG reader Charlie Chen shared these photos from last night around 10 ... showing the aftermath of a cab collision on Ninth Street at Third Avenue...





There isn't any official word on cause or extent of injuries. Charlie saw one passenger in a neck brace at the scene and EMTs placing another passenger on a stretcher.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

5 car collision on Avenue A this morning



Happened just before 11:30 a.m. at East Second Street... with the cab apparently colliding with the back of one car, which caused a chain reaction of fender bending... no word about any injuries... thanks to EVG reader Mayra Diaz for the photo...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Things people were talking about on East 2nd Street this morning



A few people were wondering what happened to this car between Avenue A and First Avenue...