Woman Hit by Garbage Truck Outside Epstein’s Last Night [Updated]

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 at 9:07 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Source: Vidiot

This is rather horrific. A longtime Boogie reader sends in a dispatch about a terrible accident last night outside Epstein’s Bar involving a pedestrian and garbage truck. The crash transpired shortly after 10 pm.

From the mailbag:

Last night I was walking south on Allen from Houston approaching Stanton when I saw one of the most horrific things I’ve ever seen. A woman was crossing Allen right in front of Epstien’s, right as the walk sign was ending – and a Garbage truck in the left lane bolted RIGHT when the light turn green – it was clear that the woman’s mind shut down right as she was crossing (and the truck was approaching) b/c she sort of stood there for a milisecond wavering as to what to do. She was hit – VERY HARD – by the vehicle, her head banged right up against the grill of the truck and she fell immediately to the ground.

The interior contents of Epstien’s spilled out onto the street (including a concerned bro with Bud Light bottle in hand)  and various witnesses called 911, but nearby cops came over and a medical unit was on the scene in roughly 3 minutes. With the impact, I was sure she was dead, but luckily she was clearly breathing (you could see her stomach moving) by the time the ambulance came. When I was walking home later, I noticed that Allen was still completely blocked off by police up to Houston (this was around 12 am).

Another reader sent in the following report. Tragic:

We had just left Rockwood and were walking to Epstein’s when the accident occured.  I immediately ran into the street to help. I’m not sure if the driver of the truck even realized how bad it really was.  He was probably too nervous to move so we had to ask him to back up since the tire was on her leg.  I am thankfull that he didn’t run her over completely.
She was breathing and I am also happy to report that her eyes were open halfway.  I looked at her and tried to calm her as best I could.  I told her everything would be ok and we were there to help her.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to try even if she couldn’t hear me.

If you have more information or photos from the scene, please drop a line.

Recent Stories

Help Support Gem Spa on St. Mark’s Place Tomorrow

A perfect storm of misfortune has plagued the Gem Spa these last few months, causing a precipitous loss in business. From landlord issues to the temporary ban on cigarette sales and the loss of Zoltar, it’s hitting the bottom line. Fear of forever closure is palpable at 131 Second Avenue. The plight of the East […]

With Champ Depot Out, Bowery Corner Gains Another Gallery

For more than a decade, the Champ Depot restaurant supply company occupied 176 Bowery. Now, its former home is completely empty and fetching for a new deep-pocketed tenant. There is a torrent of listings on Craigslist fishing for suitors (“last corner retail in Nolita”), yet one was already found to occupy the second floor. It’s […]

‘Partybus Bake Shop’ Parks itself on Essex Street

A different kind of party bus is rolling into the Lower East Side this fall. One ostensibly without the drunken mess. It’s Partybus Bake Shop, an artisanal bakery opening in the former Chinese seafood wholesaler at 31 Essex Street. Upon debut next month, expect a “rotating seasonal menu [of] classics including breads, pies, and cookies […]

Scaffolding Finally Deposed from the DL

It’s trading one eyesore for another. The longstanding scaffolding attached to the facade of The DL on Delancey Street is finally gone. Workers deposed the iron appendages earlier this week. You’ll recall that in July 2016,  a chunk of exterior dislodged from 95 Delancey and tumbled to the sidewalk below. The structural collapse resulted in […]

COLORS Restaurant Announces Return to Stanton Street 2 Years After it Closed Down

Two years after COLORS restaurant shuttered, news comes down the pike of its revival. COLORS moved from NoHo to 176 Stanton Street in the winter of 2017, but didn’t quite make a dent. It closed within months of opening. Now, a report that it’ll return sometime next month. The announcement arrived yesterday, on the eighteenth […]