September 3, 2009

Totaled Car From a Fatal Greenpoint MVA

POST #    2983

Sunday when we returned home from upstate, we saw this this horrifically mangled car sitting across the street from our apartment. With a police station also across the street, we'll sometimes see impounded vehicles and cars that were damaged in accidents before they're moved to another location.

This accident occurred early Sunday morning in Greenpoint (Green and Provost) and it looks like the car just flew into some sort of pole. The car was bent right at the driver's side door. People were saying that the accident killed the driver (not surprising given the damage) and that the girlfriend in the car was at Bellevue and had regained consciousness by Sunday night. It also looks like the jaws of life were needed to extract the victims since the roof is totally cut off.

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 12:14 PM



that looks like a terrible accident indeed, especially the drivers side door. wow. I hope the passenger at least was okay.

I once saw a tiny kei-car (the smallest type of cars in japan, like a Mini in the states) that had been in an accident when I was driving on a highway in Japan. The entire front end had been pushed nearly 2/3rds of the way to the back - it looked as if the entire thing has been crushed in a trash compactor - there was no way anyone had survived being in that.

It made me shudder and glad that while I wasn't driving an SUV or anything like, at least I had a slightly bigger car around me (a honda civic which admittedly isn't THAT much bigger, but whatever). *gulp*

Posted by: michaelpanda at September 5, 2009 11:00 PM

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