Thursday, May 10, 2007

Another Accident at Tillary and Adams Streets

Less than one month after pedestrian Ron Mortensen suffered a tragic end at one of the most dangerous intersections in New York City -- the corner of Adams and Tillary Streets at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge -- another accident took place today not 15 feet from the flower-covered lamp post memorial dedicated to his memory, seen on the left side of this photo.

This time it was a head-on between two cars, a black Jeep Manhattan 4x4 and a gray compact sedan. The injured driver of the 4x4, shown here, was strapped to a board with her neck immobilized by fire department rescuers, and taken away by ambulance at about 6:30 p.m. The driver of the sedan complained of injury to her leg, but her final destination is unknown at this time.

Community Board 2, over the years, has asked that the Department of Transportation address this dangerous intersection. In the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project report, CB2 noted: "... the extremely congested and often dangerous Tillary Street/Adams Street intersection should be given a priority in terms of study and solutions offered."

Previous posts here and here.

Photo by MK Metz

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