Eyes on the Street: SUV Driver Crashes Into Ambulance at 71st and Broadway

Photo: Liz Patek

Reader Liz Patek sends in these photos of a crash at 71st and Broadway last night. According to witnesses she spoke to, the driver of the car with the smashed-up front T-boned the ambulance. It seems that, miraculously, no one was seriously hurt. NYPD’s public information office had no information on the crash, but it appears as though the ambulance driver was traveling northbound on Broadway or Amsterdam and struck by the SUV driver heading westbound on 71st.

This intersection received a slate of pedestrian safety improvements two years ago. Clearly, crashes still happen here, but in the event of a collision it helps to have a narrower roadway and big, chunky, heavy things between the cars and the pedestrian space.

Photo: Liz Patek
  • Lisa Sladkus

    Saw the aftermath of this one too (from my living room window). Pretty sure the SUV wasn’t traveling eastbound on 71st because it’s a westbound street. You never know with drivers though…

  • Westbound, that’s what I meant to write.

  • Anonymous

    A surprisingly high number of EMTs and paramedics die in car crashes. Just glad no one was seriously hurt!

  • jenny

    Seriously, it was a miracle that no one was injured in the accident. Otherwise accident on roads can lead to death and fatal injuries. I have been a victim of accident on road last year while going home I was walking on the pedestrian area, when suddenly a car hits me coming from the back side. He was a reckless driver and he was arrested by the police. It is necessary that people should follow the traffic rules and drive safely on roads.
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