D.O.T. Responds to Red Hook Accident

RHAccident D.O.T. Responds to Red Hook Accident
Firefighters clean blood off the street.

We’ve gotten off the phone with a spokesperson from the D.O.T. She said that the department is waiting until the fall before conducting any traffic study on Van Brunt Street. According to the spokesperson, it’s necessary to wait a few months for traffic patterns to emerge so that accurate measurements are taken. The D.O.T. spokesperson was unaware of the traffic signal at Van Brunt and Bowne streets, which was installed before the cruise-ship terminal ever opened.

Update: According to the NYPD, the victim is in critical condition as of 5 p.m. on July 7. The driver of the van was charged with unlicensed operation–basically, no driver’s license.

Earlier coverage here.

-Matthew Grace