Culture on the Cheap
LAST GASP: Fatality At Meserole Avenue & Leonard Street
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
This item comes from the NYPD via an anonymous tipster:
On October 10, 2011 at approx 1900 hours police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle accident at Meserole Avenue and Leonard Street in the confines of the 94 Pct. Upon arrival police determined that a scooter driven by a M/A/41 was traveling eastbound on Leonard Street and stopped at a stop sign when he was struck from behind by a 2002 Buick also traveling eastbound on Leonard. The operator of the scooter was taken to Bellevue where he was pronounced DOA. The driver of the Buick M/W/29 was taken into custody at the scene. Investigation ongoing
UPDATE: I have received confirmation from D.I. Hurson that the driver of the scooter did pass away and that the driver of the automobile was arrested for D.W.I. He hopes to give more details at tomorrow’s 94th Precinct Community Council meeting.
UPDATE, October 11: You can read more about what happened (among other things, apparently the victim was a deliveryman for Chinese Musician Restaurant) by pointing and clicking your way to Gothamist.