A Cabbie Collided with Oncoming Sedan at East Houston and Suffolk Street Yesterday

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 at 5:35 am by
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At around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon, a collision transpired in the intersection of East Houston and Suffolk Street. From what we understand, a cabbie turned left at Suffolk (possible u-turn) and rammed into an oncoming black Toyota sedan going eastbound. That car barreled into the curbside light pole. “There was a passenger in the back of the cab,” our tipster says. “All [involved in the accident] were conscious but the impact was at a speed high enough to slam one’s head.” Apparently no one was seriously injured in the collision.

Accidents in this area are seemingly commonplace thanks to traffic spilling off from both the Williamsburg Bridge and the FDR. Most recently, the death of the 61-year-old cyclist a few blocks away just before Thanksgiving. Locals are most certainly concerned with safety here, as evidenced by the reader’s concern:

Rather than rubbernecking, I hope this is used to discuss the larger traffic issues around Clinton and Attorney. It’s absolutely terrifying the speed and aggression which drivers coming off the bridge use to game traffic on these tiny side streets. Truly incredible tactics, which I’ve never seen in any other neighborhood. I and many have almost been mowed down.

Huzzah for Vision Zero.

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