Eyes on the Street: Upper West Side Crash Leaves Vehicle Overturned

Photo: Daniel Green

Reader Daniel Green sends in this picture of a Thursday afternoon crash at Broadway and W. 77th Street. According to FDNY, the crash occurred at approximately 1:21 p.m. One person was treated for injuries and released, while a second was hospitalized at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, a spokesperson said. FDNY did not know if bystanders were among the injured.

NYPD had no information on the crash, meaning no one was killed or believed likely to die. NYPD could not say whether anyone was charged for what was obviously a high-speed collision at an intersection teeming with pedestrians.

This crash occurred in the 20th Precinct. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Deputy Inspector Brian A. McGinn, the commanding officer, head to the next precinct community council meeting. The 20th Precinct council “usually” meets on the fourth Monday of each month, except in July and August, at the precinct station house, 120 W. 82nd Street, at 7:00 p.m. Call 212-580-6428 for information.

  • Mark Walker

    I’ll be walking down there to the Fairway supermarket later today. Once again my path crosses a collision site, separated only by a few hours. Once more my blood runs cold. How long before my number comes up? And how much longer does the city intend to play Russian roulette with the lives of pedestrians before traffic calming becomes universal in areas with heavy pedestrian traffic?

  • Guest

    Mark, I can’t agree more.  It is so scary!  We have 2 little boys who attend school on 77th and Amsterdam.  We cross Broadway everyday and I can’t do it without some small dread.  I watched the devastating aftermath/loss of the Daniela D’Ercole accident on 106th and Broadway in November.  I haven’t been the same since.  Something must be done.  Broadway is incredibly dangerous.  No one (not even the police) know whether it is legal to make a turn from the median lane when the light is against traffic.  Taxis constantly zip through.  And everyone is so distracted……even me.

  • JK

    Another reason my kids don’t bike by themselves. Notice the bike lane sharrows underneath the cab. This is the bike lane that parents taking kids home via Riverside Park use when taking  their kids home from the two big schools on 77th and Amsterdam. Yes, there is lots of speeding on Bway and Amst here — like everywhere. And, cab drivers are maniacal, and double and triple park while picking up dropping off. (77th Bway-Amst is famous for rental cars and firemen parked on sidewalk. )

  • Eric

    Based on the angles of the vehicles, it would appear that the silver car was making a left and going through the red light at the meridian and got T-boned by southbound cab. No matter what, drivers in this neighborhood, especially those from out of town (this silver car doesn’t seem to have NY plates) feel like they always have the right of way over pedestrians and bikers.

  • Anonymous

    Why is an SUV like the family dog?

    Because it is so easy to teach it to roll over and play dead.  😉


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