Another Cabby Out of Control, Another Accident on 71st
by Avi - July 7, 2010 at 12:58 am -
The intersection of 71st Street and Broadway has become a constant site of accidents, with cars hitting pedestrians and even subway stations. At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a taxicab jumped the curb at 71st street, slamming into the median. Lisa Sladkus of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance sent us the picture to the left and wrote: “It occurred on the northbound lane of Broadway between 70th and 71st Streets where the cab careened into the Broadway Malls a mere 15 feet from the pedestrian island. The tow truck just cleared it away.”
The fire department had no info on the crash, meaning it likely didn’t result in any injuries. The intersection is one of the most dangerous in the neighborhood and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has recommended that the city redesign it or at least add some speed bumps.