More on the Clinton Street Collision that Injured a Crossing Pedestrian

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 at 5:05 am by

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A man crossing Clinton Street Friday evening was reportedly struck by a car in the crosswalk at Henry Street.

When we initially broke the story, the initial dispatch from the scene was that a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck. However, an eyewitness who saw the incident unfold “in real time” refuted the claim, and relayed that the pedestrian crossed in front of the stopped truck while a black car sped through the intersection.

According to the accident report submitted to the 7th Precinct, the crossing pedestrian sustained injuries to his left arm and left knee and was treated by EMS on scene. No word on whether the driver will face charges.

What happened here Friday provides additional firepower, as it were, for the grassroots proposal to change the traffic pattern along Clinton Street. Access to the Williamsburg Bridge, and the cacophonous bottleneck it creates at Grand Street, has long been a problem here.

“I made a presentation to Community Board 3 a few weeks ago,” Seward Park Co-op resident Matthew Marello told us via Facebook. We are trying to get the Clinton Street entrance to the bridge closed (as it used to be) and/or have Clinton Street changed to a one-way street running south between Grand and East Broadway.”

CB3 passed a resolution calling on the Department of Transportation to re-evaluate and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

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