Southern Brooklyn

While DOT Studies, Another Accident On Bedford Avenue And Emmons Avenue


While the New York City Department of Transportation reconsiders the community’s request for increased traffic safety measures at the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Bedford Avenue for the umpteenth time, yet another accident occurred over the weekend.

Reader and Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association member Tom Paolillo sent us the photos and the following:

Sunday morning, September 9th 2012….awakened by BANG..the sound of crunching metal and screeching skidding tires….this time the occupants of the small Toyota were injured when they were hit broadside by the van…The Toyota obviously could not see the approaching van while attempting to turn left onto to Bedford Ave.

A picture is worth a thousand words…


The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association has been demanding safety improvements to the intersection for several years. Most recently, they renewed their calls at their meeting last week, saying the site needs a left turn signal on the eastbound side of Emmons Avenue, and daylighting – a setback of parking to improve visibility – on the median.

Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo put a new request in to DOT last week, but the agency has denied similar requests for the location multiple times before.

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  1. Holy shit! That looks pretty bad! i Hope sincerely everyone is going to be alright!

     that intersection is effin scary….. i make that turn sometimes too with fear in my eyes….

    Can we get a turning signal light like they have on Flatbush Ave U?

  2. Man, are you right. There don’t seem to be ANY rules anymore. But in this case, it’s not about obeying the rules. It’s just impossible to see the oncoming lane there on Bedford. I’ve been in cars making that left, and I find myself praying.

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