Councilman Greenfield Wants Recent Car Crash Intersection Examined

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Last week, seven people were injured in a horrific car crash on the corner of West 5th Street and Quentin Road. The impact took the life of a 60-year-old grandmother who was walking with her husband, daughter and 1-year-old granddaughter.

Residents of the area said that accidents on this intersection are commonplace. Councilman David Greenfield wants to do something to prevent any future incidents at the dangerous crosswalk.

“There’s no question traffic calming measures have to be put in there,” Greenfield said to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound Quentin Road and an Acura MDX heading northbound on West 5th Street crashed into one another and the force of the crash caused one of the cars to jump the sidewalk and mow down the pedestrians.

According to Greenfield, there are no traffic lights at the intersection and only one stop sign. He requested that the DOT conduct an inspection of the intersection.

“It is common for people to run the stop sign,” he said.

Greenfield also met with District Attorney Charles Hynes to discuss whether or not criminal charges should be filed.

At this point, it is not known what, if any, safety measures will be taken in the future to prevent crashes.


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