Eyes on the Street: Motorist Wrecks Brooklyn Monument to Slain Veterans

A reader alerted us to this video taken just before midnight yesterday. The scene is at Bartel Pritchard Square, the traffic circle in Brooklyn where Prospect Park West meets 15th Street and Prospect Park Southwest. Apparently the driver of this black BMW was proceeding south on PPW carelessly enough not to notice the trees, benches, and enormous granite war monument in the center of the circle. We’re following up with NYPD to see if anyone was hurt.

Pedestrians and cyclists are much less exposed to speeding since the PPW bike lane went in, and thank God people are shielded from this insanity when they ride on PPW now. Enforcement needs to take care of the hardcore scofflaws that remain.

Here’s the monument in better days:

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