A biker riding down Prospect Park’s West Lake Drive allegedly struck a pedestrian and broke the walker's arm this past weekend.
On Saturday, January 7 at around 4 p.m., a bicyclist allegedly hit a 62-year-old man near the Vanderbilt Street Playground, breaking his hand and sending him to New York Methodist Hospital, police told The Brooklyn Paper.
According to The Paper, the accident occurred where the , which reduced two lanes into one, in an effort to reduce the speed of cyclists riding on the downhill section of the drive after , where and were both in comas.
Last Saturday’s accident is the second incident that occurred since the DOT’s traffic-calming measures were implanted in November 2011, days before a meeting, where community members, park, city and law enforcement officials discussed how to make the park’s drives safer for all users.
The last accident happened on December 10, where a bicyclist was riding down West Lake Drive when he suddenly lost control, crashed and suffered head trauma.
What do you think? Is West Lake Drive safer since the DOT placed the orange traffic barrels along the roadway and installed a “highly visible crosswalk” at the intersection near the playground? Vote in the poll below!
If you have suggestions about how the drive can be made safer, please tell us in the comments!