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


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