2018-01-18 / Other News

A Light “Touch” Makes For Heavy Traffic

By D. Rybstein

They are not building them like they used to!

Witnesses told the Canarsie Courier it was just a minor vehicular accident at the intersection of Avenue U and Coleman Street that backed up traffic on Monday. At 12:30 p.m., a white Dodge Challenger clipped the bumper of a gray Hyundai Elantra on its passenger side, causing the Hyundai’s plastic bumper to drop to the ground. Both vehicles were heading westbound on Avenue U. There was no damage to the Dodge.

Because of the pedestrian island on Avenue U, cars and trucks behind the collision couldn’t pass, snarling traffic back through the very busy Kings Plaza intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U. Loud air horns sounded by impatient truck drivers could be heard from blocks away.

Avenue U is a very busy truck route that does not have many east-west alternatives for re-routing traffic. Luckily, everything was sorted out and the intersection passable again within 15 minutes.

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