By Joy Bergmann

A black SUV collided with a teenage pedestrian Monday morning around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of 71st Street and Broadway.

An ambulance responded and the boy was treated inside, without having to be taken to the hospital. He was able to walk away with a bandage on his hand, accompanied by what appeared to be family members.

No details were immediately available from 20th Precinct officers conducting their investigation. A police spokesman had no further information.

Photo by Joy Bergmann.

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    1. B'way Mo says:

      Glad to hear that the injury was not serious. This is a dangerous crossing. I’m not sure why the NYPD and DOT haven’t done more to prevent jay walking and cars turning against the light from Amsterdam to 71st Street. Maybe this can be a wake-up call.

    2. Sharon W says:

      The timing of the lights, mixed with cars going through the light to turn on 71st Street and pedestrians crossing to the subway island make this a dangerous intersection. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

    3. 9d8b7988045e4953a882 says:

      That entire intersection is dangerous for pedestrians and needs to be redesigned.

    4. dannyboy says:

      again, as one who doesn’t set a very high standard for spelling,you might want to correct this: “n]bandage”

    5. J says:

      it’s likely that there would be minimal/no accidents here if people would pay attention to the don’t walk lights…it’s not like other lights where it’s a walk signal while cars can turn left here…people ASSUME and it can cause issues…and people driving have to be careful as well..it takes two…less staring at the phone with driving and walking

      • anon says:

        I agree. At this particular intersection pedestrians seem to think that they can cross whenever they want. Or they view crossing Broadway and 71st as one crossing.
        This may also be the only intersection where I see bikes being right and pedestrians wrong more often than not. Cyclists coming straight on 71st almost always have to yell or ring a bell to get pedestrians out of their way.

    6. Jerry says:

      Has anyone done a study if more accidents have occurred since the introduction of cell phones?

    7. James says:

      Don’t take this comment the wrong way, because I am a staunch believer that this city should prioritize Pedestrians above all other forms of transport . . . However I happen to live on 71st and Broadway and I can honestly say that the pedestrian behavior at this particular intersection is insanely awful.

      There have been times where traffic has been stopped even as the drivers have the green light simply because so many pedestrians are walking against the light that the cars have no other option.

      I see cars beeping at pedestrians who are trying to cross against the light nearly every-time I’m at the intersection.

      When I happen to be driving through that intersection, I am almost amazed that pedestrians will simply walk against the light even as you are driving towards them and have no other option but to slam your brakes.

      There’s a lot of busy intersections in this town and I’m not sure why this one behaves this way while others equally busy have more order; maybe it has to do with the Subway being near so you have more folks hurrying / on the go. . . I also think that the sheer length of the intersection leads pedestrians to think they have enough time to cross before the car comes toward them (even though cars coming off a Red light have no option but to accelerate).

      No matter what, agree with the commenters that something needs to be done here.

    8. Janine Serual says:

      Deblasio should lover speed limit to 2 mph.