A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash on 70th street and Amsterdam Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital. We got the photo above from Mel Wymore, who arrived just after the crash and said it looked “pretty bad.”
FDNY tells us the man who was hit was “non-responsive” when they got there after receiving a call at 3:28 p.m. An NYPD spokesman said they had no information on the crash, and normally don’t have info when a crash is “non-fatal.” NYPD has been criticized for doing too little investigating when vehicles hit pedestrians or bicyclists.
The crash occurred around the infamous “Bowtie of Death” where Broadway and Amsterdam intersect just below 72nd Street. The Department of Transportation redesigned the intersection about a year and a half ago, and it appears safer to me, but I’ve heard complaints about the new design (often having to do with traffic0. Let us know what you think in the comments.