Crown Heights has been known for a lot of controversy between certain demographics over the years and still has plenty of it. If you’re a newbie to Brooklyn or New York City, do the research and you’ll discover how much there is. I was walking up Brooklyn avenue towards Eastern Parkway earlier this morning and I witnessed another controversy, that affects all the boroughs of New York City and the city itself.
The controversy I’m talking about is speeding. Speeding is bad. However, speeding down side streets, in residential neighborhoods, is just plain stupidity. In our first image referenced below, we have the back of both vehicles that were involved in this traffic atrocity. From behind it doesn’t look too bad. What’s really ironic is that they are both the same type of car. Both are Mercedes Benz E classes, same color and model of E class with similar years.
The speed limit in New York City is 25 MPH(Miles Per Hour). It’s 25 MPH for a reason. Now I know we all grumble about this limit and I am one who has moaned and groaned about the fact the city is slow enough and the last thing we need is to slow it down even more. However when you see an accident unfold and the aftermath, you kinda change your tune.
Ok, now here is the front one of the cars in the accident. Now I am no crash expert, however, I can say that this car’s speed was definitely more than 25 MPH. The victim on the stretcher, I say victim because he’s a pedestrian that got slammed by this vehicle. There’s a second victim as well, the man’s young son who is not pictured.If you drive in the city as much as I do or even drive in general, we all get annoyed at pedestrians. They walk out into the middle of the street, on their cellphones, not paying attention to anything and just blindly cross the street. This father and son did none of that. They’re pedestrians falling victim to the recklessness of someone else. We as drivers have a responsibility to the pedestrian to be as cautious as possible and that didn’t happen today.
Now I don’t know the cause of this accident, other than the fact that I hear a horn, a loud bang and a father and son receiving the brunt of it. All I know is I am a witness to a controversy that affects us all. People are always going to speed, we all know that. However, speeding through a residential area is just ludicrous. The next time you’re driving through a residential area and you need to make time because you are running late, forget about it. You’ll get there when you get there. There is no point to save a few minutes at the cost of injuring or killing someone.