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.
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