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

October 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s the word I received during this evening’s Community Board meeting (footage from which will be posted here soon— so check back). I have no word on whether the man struck was a pedestrian or bicyclist. At this time all I know is an accident came to pass this evening at around 6:45 p.m., a man was hit at the intersection of Norman Avenue; and taken away in an ambulance. If/when I get more details about this horrible (and I suspect: preventable) turn of events I will post them here. Otherwise, if anyone has the 411 on what happened please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks— and stay safe, folks!

UPDATE, 11:25 p.m.: Here’s the 411 from the head of the 94th Precinct himself, Deputy Inspector Hurson!

I noticed you mentioned a pedestrian accident tonight on McGuinness, at this time we don’t know what happened. A man was found bleeding from the head on the corner of Norman and McGuiness. We are waiting to interview him at the hospital. Although we recognized him as one of the local drunks…

TODAY: …we now believe the victim from yesterday fell and injured his head.

Another tipster (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes:

hey heather – not sure my email of details will change much, but I was walking home from the train at about 6:30/45 and saw the man lying on the ground, so I called 911. then I scurried home and back to be sure they got him in an ambulance. I didn’t see a car hit him, but he was on the sidewalk on his back on the northwest corner of norman and mcguinness with his hands sort of stuck up in the air like he thought something was gonna strike him or he was dizzy. I thought he was one of the local drunks, but I also thought he might be somebody’s dad so I called 911 to be sure he would get some help. hope to read that he’s ok! would prefer to remain anonymous if you were to publish any of this. thanks

So there have you.

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

April 19, 2010 ·
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.!!!

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