Motorcyclist Injured in Fourth Ave. Crash

The accident was the third crash on the avenue in just four days.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Fourth Avenue collision on Tuesday evening.

The motorcyclist hit a car at Fourth Avenue and Baltic Street at around 8:11 p.m., according to the Fire Department. The victim was taken away unconscious from the scene, and is current in serious condition at Lutheran Hospital. He is expected to survive, according to police.

The accident was the third in the Park Slope vicinity of the avenue in only four days; locals have long called for traffic calming measures on the speedy thoroughfare. Over the weekend, there were two other accidents on the avenue. In a Sunday morning accident at Fourth Avenue and President Street, in a multiple car accident. On Saturday, and two injured in an accident on Fourth Avenue and 25th Street.

Police say that no criminality is suspect in Tuesday evening’s accident.

Check back soon for updates.

Cheryl June 29, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Something has to be done on 4th Avenue to slow cars down. So far, these accidents have involved drivers, but very soon they will involve pedestrians too. It's scary crossing this street. Where is the DOT and NYPD? Why won't they do something? Pedestrian islands, shorter crossing, traffic calming, better signals, enforcement of the LAW?!?!? Where are our NYC council members? Levin? Lander? Does someone have to DIE before the city does something or is three "accidents" in four days not enough evidence that this street is a BIG problem?
Hambone June 29, 2011 at 02:21 AM
It would be nice if they addressed the obscene double parking, too. Drivers slalom along trying to avoid the Pizza Pizza Delivery guys in the lane, the flat fixers blocking traffic and the check casher customers and MTA employees who seem to own the travel lanes between ninth and eleventh street.
Cheryl June 29, 2011 at 02:48 AM
I'd like to see them crack down on the tire shops fixing flats on the street. If these guys are taking up parking spaces and using city resources to conduct their business, they ought to be paying the city to do it. Street space should not be free!
JBaker June 29, 2011 at 06:33 PM
I think my friend is the motorcyclist in this accident. Thanks for putting up the story.


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