Accident at Essex and Delancey Last Night

(UPDATED) Woman Hit By F Train at Delancey/Essex Stop

Photo via soulkat's Twitter feed.

We’ve received several eyewitness reports about police officers and firefighters responding to an incident at the Delancey/Essex MTA station around 8 p.m. yesterday. ANIMAL reported shortly after 9 p.m. that a female passenger fell or jumped from the platform onto the tracks in front of an oncoming Brooklyn-bound F train:

Passengers were quickly shooed off the subway and the FDNY was first on the  scene. The conductor was reportedly overheard telling her, “Just don’t move, okay?” and she responded, “Okay.”

We are seeking information about the woman’s condition and will keep you posted.

Other F trains were temporarily rerouted and resumed normal service about an hour after the incident, MTA officials reported.

UPDATE (8:52 a.m.): A spokesman for the FDNY tells us the victim was pulled from the tracks at 8:10 p.m., about 15 minutes after the first 911 call. She was alive but unconscious and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Family of Accident Victim Sues City; 523 Accidents at Essex & Delancey

Woman Struck by Garbage Truck at Essex and Delancey

Photo by Adrian Fussell.

In May, we reported that a 51 year-old woman was killed after being struck by a garbage truck on Delancey Street.  Witnesses indicated that Patricia Cuevas (Crockett) was walking in the street, alongside the barrier you see pictured above, and fell down before the tragic accident occurred.  The driver was not ticketed or changed with any crime.  But now, according to today’s Daily News, the victim’s family is suing the city, the driver and the owner of the truck for $20 million.

In the same article, the News says “crossing Delancey is taking your life into your hands.”  It cites state Department of Transportation statistics indicating 523 motor vehicle accidents have occurred at the intersection of Essex and Delancey in the past decade.

Cyclist Struck on Essex Street

Photo from DNA Info/Julie Shapiro

According to DNA Info, a cyclist was struck by an SUV last night on Essex Street, near Rivington. Julie Shapiro and Jill Colvin report:

Shortly after the crash, police on the scene were seen questioning a man and a woman while an ambulance drove away. A black SUV sat with a shattered windshield just north of Rivington next to a bike on the ground. Police said they had no comment about the crash and the status of the cyclist is unknown at this time.

The accident happened a block away from Essex and Delancey, which is considered the most dangerous intersection in the neighborhood. Last month Community Board 3 member Harry Wieder was killed on Essex Street, a short distance away from this most recent accident. Also last month, a pedestrian died on Delancey Street, after being hit by a car.

Friday News Links

NYFD investigators are back on the scene of that four alarm fire that broke out in a Chinatown grocery store last night. They're trying to figure out what caused the fire that took five hours to control. Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries. See the video via ArtRavels.

The New York Post says a 14 year old was arrested earlier this week for the April 22 beating and robbery of a man near Essex and Delancey. It happened about 5pm. The suspect, and two accomplices, pummeled the victim and stole his phone. The victim's jaw had to be wired shut. All three suspects were arrested.

About 185,000 New Yorkers pedaled to work in 2008, up 18,000 from 2007. In the past three years NYC has added 620 miles of bike lanes.

Friday News Links

NYFD investigators are back on the scene of that four alarm fire that broke out in a Chinatown grocery store last night. They're trying to figure out what caused the fire that took five hours to control. Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries. See the video via ArtRavels.

The New York Post says a 14 year old was arrested earlier this week for the April 22 beating and robbery of a man near Essex and Delancey. It happened about 5pm. The suspect, and two accomplices, pummeled the victim and stole his phone. The victim's jaw had to be wired shut. All three suspects were arrested.

About 185,000 New Yorkers pedaled to work in 2008, up 18,000 from 2007. In the past three years NYC has added 620 miles of bike lanes.