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Hamilton Heights Crash Ends With Two Cars on Sidewalk

11:29 AM EDT on October 24, 2012

Reader Kristi Roberts came upon the scene of a morning crash that injured two people and sent two vehicles onto sidewalks at 141st Street and Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights.

Apparently (this is from bystanders, I didn't see it) a car was speeding through the light and hit a City College vehicle. When I got there, there were multiple ambulances, police, firemen, and their vehicles.

The car that hit the college car was on the north east sidewalk of 141st, and looks at it had driven ON the sidewalk and THROUGH some scaffolding. No one could figure out how that happened. Also according to other witnesses, the driver ran from his car but was caught by the police. The City College vehicle was on the south east sidewalk, further down 141st. Not sure how many but injured people were being taken away in the ambulances.

Drivers speed through this intersection all the time -- it's wide, with a downhill slope -- and some people were saying they'd seen multiple accidents here over the years.

FDNY was summoned to the scene at 6:19 a.m. Two people were transported to Harlem Hospital in serious but stable condition, a spokesperson said. FDNY did not have additional specifics.

We called the NYPD public information office and asked if police had details. We had barely finished rattling off the location and time of the crash before a spokesperson replied, "No."

There were six crashes resulting in injury to pedestrians and cyclists at this intersection between 1995 and 2008, according to Transportation Alternatives' CrashStat.

This crash occurred on the border of the 26th and 30th Precincts. To voice your concerns about area traffic safety directly to local commanding officers, go to the next community council meeting. Community council meeting and contact information may be found on each precinct’s respective web page.

The City Council district where this crash occurred is represented by Robert Jackson. To encourage Jackson to take action to improve street safety in his district and citywide, contact him at 212-788-7007, or @RJackson_NYC.

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