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BREAKING: Car Loses Control, Drives Into Coney Island Ave Contruction Site In Midwood


Scanner reports indicate that a driver in Midwood lost control of his car, swerved into a construction site, and plummeted 40 feet into a hole this morning.

Early reports indicate the accident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m., at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L.  Initial reports said that a pedestrian was struck and two ambulances were called to the scene, but this has not yet been confirmed.

A later report said there were no serious injuries.

UPDATE: Reader Eddie B. just wrote in with some additional details and photos:

 I was just over there as it happened. I was passing by on a motorcycle let and saw a dude I know sitting in the road so pulled over.  He was on a bicycle riding toward coney island as a lady was pulling out of a hydrant spot into a u-turn and hit him.  He said she hit the gas instead of the brake as it happened,  with him on the hood of the car. He got thrown off and she continued,  hitting a couple more cars and then broke through a construction zone where she plummeted down a 3-story hole landing the car upside down.  She crawled out of the wreck and got taken away in an ambulance, in shock but uninjured. He had a back injury and got taken away by ambulance.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.

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  1. What a shame this local news outlet, News12 Brooklyn, doesn’t even know where this happened: 
    Chopper 12 footage of overturned car in Coney Island(09/12/12) BROOKLYN – Chopper 12 caught video of an overturned car that crashed into several parked cars and a motorcycle before falling into a hole.

  2. This local news outlet doesn’t even know the communities it covers:
    Chopper 12 footage of overturned car in Coney Island
    (09/12/12) BROOKLYN – Chopper 12 caught video of an overturned car that crashed into several parked cars and a motorcycle before falling into a hole.

  3. Hey, I recognize the cyclist – he works at Roy’s. Hope you’re mostly OK Roy’s guy, thanks for all the legitimate bike help over the years. 

    I’ve been riding my skateboard around these parts lately – the drivers are dazed, confused, angry, got their licenses from a cereal box, etc.

  4. Really, the cops have GOT to start a more aggressive campaign. And I ain’t singling anyone out. Cyclists, autos, pedestrians. If you’re doing something bad, you deserve the penalty. Not picky stuff like passing a light .00001 seconds after, or jaywalking. But come on, cars are flying through lights 3-5 seconds after turning red, speeding at ridiculous speeds.

       Hey, yesterday, by the gym, some damned fool car was waiting diagonally for a spot. Why they couldn’t wait in a horizontal position I just don’t know. They tied up traffic on Shore Pkway there, and the backup spilled into the crossroad of S. Bay Road.  They didn’t care. They were going to wait for that spot even if they caused 100 accidents. Then again, as someone responded to me weeks ago, “F**k civility”.


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