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Minivan Driver Crashes into Playground

November 19, 2011

Via Ditmas Park Blog:

The Tot Lot on the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle is a mess this morning, following an accident last night in which a minivan crashed into the fence. You can see in the photo above, sent in by Ben, that the force was enough to toss a a section of wrought iron fence across the lot and mangle a bench.

A neighbor who drove past last night at about 2am reports on the Flatbush Family Network that she stopped to look and asked the police what had happened, and they said that someone had cut off the driver, and that no one was hurt.

I shudder to think what would have happened had this incident occurred in the middle of the day.  Take a look at these pictures of the crash’s aftermath and ask yourself if Christopher Gray was right about cars on the sidewalk.

  1. Eric McClure permalink
    November 19, 2011 2:25 pm

    Damned playgrounds!

  2. November 20, 2011 12:57 pm

    Playgrounds, pedestrian crossing islands, bus bulbs, neck downs, protected bicycle lanes, and anything else that impedes the ability of faultless motorists to maneuver around unpredictable acts of God such as being “cut off”: All of these obstacles must be cleared and paved over with a fresh layer of asphalt, paid for by you and me.

    The alternative—that motorists must drive slowly and carefully enough to avoid destroying property and potentially killing people in the freakish, unlikely scenario that they are cut off by another motorist in New York City—is too terrible to contemplate.

  3. November 20, 2011 4:57 pm

    Why do these children need a playground here? There’s a perfectly good park one mile away.

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