Here is the information on the accidents you requested, based upon my review of the reports prepared by the responding officers.At approximately 1:05 PM, there was a 2 car accident on Summit and Columbia Streets, no one was injured. As you are probably aware, that intersection is controlled by a 3-way stop sign. 3 vehicles approached the intersection at about the same time, and all stopped at the signs. The vehicle on Summit Street proceeded straight. The two vehicles on Columbia Street then entered the intersection, the vehicle that had been travelling South bound on Columbia Street attempted to make a left turn onto Summit Street and was struck by the vehicle that was travelling North bound.At approximately 1:25 PM there was a 2 car accident on President and Columbia Streets in which 6 people were injured. I noticed that on your blog, someone posted that there were pedestrians involved. This is not the case. One of the vehicles was occupied solely by the male driver, and the other vehicle had 5 occupants, all female, ranging in age from 13 - 35 . In this accident, both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions on Columbia Street, one of the vehicles attempted to make a left turn onto President Street, and was struck by the other vehicle, which was going straight. The vehicle that was continuing straight subsequently crashed into some bushes.I hope I have provided the details you were looking for. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.As you may be aware, the 76th Precinct Community Council meets on the first Tuesday evening of every month except July and August. Our next meeting is on Tuesday November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the 76th Precinct Station House, 191 Union Street between Hicks and Henry Streets. The meeting is open to everyone.Captain Kenneth E. CoreyCommanding Officer, 76th Precinct
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Accident report from 76th Precinct
Below is the response we've received from the 76th precinct regarding the accidents on Sunday. We apologize for earlier reports that suggested that pedestrians were hit, but were working with very limited and unofficial reports at the time. In any case, this corner has had a number of accidents in recent memory and is dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.