Eyes on the Street: “RUDE 1” Jumps the Curb on East 12th Street

Via EVGrieve, this was scene on East 12th Street near First Avenue on Wednesday evening. A crew of local bloggers and tweeters have crowdsourced some of the details about what happened. Five people were hurt, luckily none seriously, according to EVGrieve’s email tipster. Neighborhood blogger Chris O’Leary found out from an officer at the scene that the driver was drunk and fled on foot. He also tracked down this picture, via Twitter, of what looks to be the offender’s vehicle. (And found another aftermath shot here.)

"RUDE 1," eh? There’s a song for this occasion, but I’m not sure the lyrics will hold true in this case:

Stop your fooling around
Time you straightened right out
Better think of your future
Else you’ll wind up in jail

Rudy, a message to you

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