BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – A man driving an SUV crashed into a “bishop’s crook” lamp post on a busy sidewalk yesterday afternoon, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:15pm on Monday, March 12 in front of the TD Bank located at 211 Montague Street (at Cadman Plaza West), across from Columbus Park, the Supreme Court House, and Brooklyn Borough Hall. A man driving a grey GMC Envoy drove onto the curb and slammed into the lamp post, missing pedestrians, according to the Daily Eagle. The front end of his vehicle was severely damaged and the light fixture was left leaning at a slant.
An officer at the scene said there were no injuries, the Daily Eagle states. It is not known what caused the man to drive into the post.
Following the crash, a section of the sidewalk was taped off and a newsstand located nearby was evacuated, the Daily Eagle adds. The lamp post was disassembled and carted away later in the day, according to the Brooklyn Heights Blog.
A NYPD representative told BKLYNER Tuesday morning that he did not have information on the incident, stating that it was likely not reported to CIS [Collision Investigation Squad] since there were no serious injuries or fatalities reported.