Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pedestrian hit on Columbia between Carroll and Summit.

A woman was struck by a van and killed this morning on Columbia Street. The name is not currently being released.

COWNA, some elected officials, and the neighborhood as a whole have been working on getting more traffic safety on Columbia Street for the past 2 years.
But, as usual, things don't change fast enough.

Read more at Carroll Gardens Patch.

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Anonymous said...

It's about time for the city to add stop signs, traffic lights, and pedestrian crossings at these dangerous Columbia intersections. Columbia became a very dangerous street, with frequent buses, trucks, and cars going both ways, often in high speed. There's been multiple accidents before and now this. Enough is enough.

sixozpatty said...

This is an old issue on Columbia Street, and has never been addressed completely or successfully. I lived on Columbia from 1993-2006 and there were few stoplights back in the 90's, with none on the corner of Degraw and Columbia, and an accident a day at that location. The intersections of of Carroll, Summit and Columbia need traffic lights. I've seen numerous accidents and pedestrains hit by vehicles over the years. It's way past time to do something about this situation.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand she was a long time employee in the area and was walking to work. Such a shame.

Anonymous said...

The DOT has completely failed to manage the Columbia Waterfront District streets since the van Brunt St. was made one way from Hamilton Ave northward and the Summit St. direction was reversed on one block now going one way from Hamilton St toward Columbia. There are multiple areas that are a danger to pedestrians and motorists such as the traffic light at Hamilton and van Brunt, all crossings south of Union St. to Hamilton Ave. and where current construction is taking place at President St. and van Brunt St.. For anyone who spends more than a half an hour at any of these intersections at rush hour the danger is obvious. It is heartrending that a woman is now dead because of the ineptitude and blatant mendacity of the DOT and the New York Traffic Police who are all have a responsibility for the safety of the city's citizens and continue to ignore such problems even in the face of tragic events such as this.