Clinton Street and East Houston: Traffic Accident Magnet

The intersection of Clinton Street at East Houston is a notorious trouble spot on the Lower East Side for traffic accidents.  Two more mishaps were reported during the weekend.

Clinton Street and East Houston; Sunday evening. Photo by Cole Schaffer

Clinton Street and East Houston; Sunday evening. Photo by Cole Schaffer

These photos were sent along to us by Cole Schaffer, co-owner of Culturefix, the the Clinton Street bar just a few doors south of East Houston.  In the first image, you can see that a car careened into the median during an early Sunday evening accident. In the second photo, you see a very similar accident that had occurred Saturday night.

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Clinton Street and East Houston; saturday night. Photo by Cole Schaffer.

This past August, a 73-year-old pedestrian, Meipui Chow Leon, was struck by the driver of a van and killed at this same intersection.  There were no reports of injuries in the most recent accidents.