From The New York Shitty Inbox: A High Speed Chase On Huron?

June 17, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Tyler writes:

hadn’t seen anything on your blog regarding a rather terrifying high speed police chase which took place on saturday, june 13. my roommate and a friend from out of town stepped out onto huron street at approximately 2:30 am to move their car from one side of the street to the other. when my roommate got out of the vehicle on the north side
of huron street, he was very nearly run down by a car which was going at least 70 mph, followed by police in pursuit- all GOING THE WRONG WAY UP HURON towards provost. we live between mcguinness and provost, so the driver hit a dead end at the waste treatment plant, crashed into a moving car*, and ran off. i have no idea if they managed to
apprehend anyone. but the main question is why are the police chasing someone doing 70 going the wrong way on a one way street? all involved including the police came very close to flattening my roommate and his friend. the police did not come back up the street to talk with us or to take any statements from anyone. this brush with death has left us a bit shaken, especially after the recent tragedy under similar circumstances on manhattan. what’s with all the high speed pursuits? is catching some kids who stole a van worth running over the residents? scary trend.

would be interested to hear if you know any details about this or know
what, if anything, happened to the suspect(s)…

I have to confess this is news— and very bad news at that— to me. Anyone out there know anything about this incident?

Very scary indeed!

Miss Heather

*Reputedly an ambulance was called.


3 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: A High Speed Chase On Huron?

  1. KittyontheAve on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 3:33 pm
  2. I’ve lived in GPT for 9 years and I am so over all this nonsense. I’ve never not felt safe here and increasingly I am unable to say that. The 94 is not doing its job. I don’t know if it’s because we had such a low incidence of crime in prior years and they don’t know how to deal or they’re just incompetent. Either way, I am fed up.

  3. dc108 on Thu, 18th Jun 2009 7:36 am
  4. Kitty, the 94 has never done their job. The 94 is a NYPD laughingstock. If you’re in the NYPD Academy (as someone I once knew was) and you say you want to go to the 94, you get a discerning look. The 94 is not where real policing happens, and even the higher-ups know this. I’ve had to deal with my current precinct, the 102, for a reason I once dealt with the 94 about, and the level of professionalism exhibited by the 102 officers just blew the 94’s officers out of the water. How can two sets of policemen, in dealing with the same type of report, be at such far ends of the spectrum? Quite easily, given just how pathetic the 94 has always been. /rant

  5. Candy Priano on Fri, 19th Jun 2009 2:15 am
  6. Please visit PursuitSAFETY at You can also visit us on Facebook and join our group: PursuitSAFETY: Stop Unnecessary Police Vehicular Pursuits.

    PursuitSAFETY is a national organization that serves innocent victims and families of innocent victims of pursuit. Our organization also promotes public awareness and education about this public safety issue.

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