On Wednesday night around 6, a driver smashed into the pedestrian island that the Department of Transportation just installed on West End Avenue and 97th street. The islands were installed to give pedestrians more time to cross and to dissuade drivers from making sharp turns onto West End. Julie Margolies sent us these photos.
This is the same intersection where 9-year-old Cooper Stock was hit and killed in January. NYPD Captain Marlon Larin said the woman driving the car told police she did not see the pedestrian island when she made the turn. No injuries were reported.
Photos by Julie Margolies.