From The New York Shitty Inbox: Another Hit & Run?

April 19, 2010 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It would appear that in the wee hours of Sunday morning a Greenpointer was the victim of a hit and run on Calyer Street between Newel and McGuinness Boulevard. The good news is the victim is alive, if in critical condition. The bad news is this is yet another example of how out of control speeding is around McGuinness Boulevard. You can read the whole sad story by clicking here.

My wishes go out to Mr. Chamberlain and his loved ones. May he make a complete recovery and the party responsible for this reprehensible act be brought to justice.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks goes out to Caryn Rose for bringing this to my attention.

UPDATE, 6:36 p.m.: Here is an email I have received regarding this incident. Anonymous writes:

My sister witnessed that hit and run. Or rather, her cab driver saw it all. She was heading back to NYC and said that it was a white car and the guy was pretty bad. They got out of the car and she said he was unconscious and bleeding from the head but that he was still breathing. They called 911 and flagged down a passing cop car… She said the cops were rather dismissive and said that the victim was drunk- they could smell it. She said “how do you know that? I  had wine tonight!”…. I guess that if the victim is drunk that means he deserves to be mowed down!!… She said they didn’t seem interested in taking down names or statements either…. There is an outdoor surveillance camera outside the fabric store next to Dough de Damas. I wonder if the cops even checked that out???
– I am furious at the attitude of the cops.!!!


2 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Another Hit & Run?

  1. rowan on Tue, 20th Apr 2010 6:08 pm
  2. gothamist reported that this person was taken off life-support today. he had been declared brain-dead since Sunday and ultimately succumbed from his injuries. very, very, very sad.

  3. Streetsblog New York City » The Weekly Carnage on Fri, 23rd Apr 2010 1:32 pm
  4. […] Related: Cops Described as "Dismissive," With No Interest in Talking to Witnesses (New York Shitty) […]

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