Allen Street and Division Street.
Police officers are on the scene at the intersection of East Broadway and Division streets today, where a pedestrian was badly hurt by a hit-and-run driver.
Police say a truck driver struck a 67-year-old man, breaking both of his legs, before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
There were no witnesses that investigators know about right now. They’re checking security camera video from the immediate area. As of a few minutes ago, Allen Street between East Broadway and Division streets was closed off to motorists. There was a pool of blood near the manhole in the uptown lanes. The 7th Precinct is handling the case.
We’ll update this story when we have more details.
Last week, the ongoing conversation about the Lower East Side’s over-saturated nightlife scene played out at the 7th Precinct’s Community Council meeting.
Captain Peter Venice, 7th Precinct Commanding Officer.
At last night’s community council meeting, Captain Peter Venice touted the latest CompStat figures, which show that, so far this year, crime is down 11% in the 7th Precinct compared with 2012. But he also briefed residents on an incident that occurred Tuesday evening. According to Venice, shots rang out near the Rutgers public housing complex at around 9:30 p.m. The address he gave was 45 Rutgers St., at Madison Street. According to Venice, about six shots were fired. No one was hurt. Police have not located the shooter; they’re interviewing witnesses and going over surveillance video from the area. Last December, there was another shooting incident outside a different Rutgers building.
David Miller, center, with former 7th Precinct Commanding Officer Nancy Barry and Don West, president of the precinct community council.
Captain David Miller, the executive officer at the 7th Precinct, was recently promoted and is moving on from his post as second in command of the Lower East Side station. We’re told he starts tomorrow as the new commanding officer of the 10th Precinct, which covers Chelsea and part of Hell’s Kitchen. DNA Info reports the promotion is one of several moves made by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Miller replaces Deputy Inspector Elisa Cokkinos, who’s being shifted to the 6th Precinct (Soho, the Village).
Miller earned both praise and criticism on the Lower East Side for a crackdown targeting underage drinking and other offenses at neighborhood bars and clubs. Quite a few nightlife venues were shut down during his tenure. The crackdown peaked in 2011, but undercover operations are still continuing and have resulted in several recent civil court cases.
Captain Peter Venice remains the commanding officer of the 7th Precinct. The next opportunity for the public to hear from him will be this coming Wednesday, May 8, during the monthly community council meeting. It takes place at 7:30 p.m., at the station house, located at 19 Pitt St. (Delancey).