crash2 april 27

A crash near the intersection of 96th Street and Central Park West shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday left one person with serious injuries, according to an FDNY spokesperson.

The person who called 911 apparently said there was a pedestrian injury, but based on these photos from our tipster, it looks like it involved a car and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist’s helmet was left cracked on the ground. The FDNY spokesperson did not have further information on what occurred but said that the victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.

crash april 27

Thanks to our tipster for the photos.

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    1. Skp says:

      I swear.. why are cars even allowed in Manhattan. Should be completely vehicle free. If you want to drive live in the burbs or the outer boroughs.

    2. Ground Control says:

      96th Street from CPW to West End Avenue is a very dangerous street. Those of us who live near it know. And the government response to the many deaths and very serious injuries is totally inadequate. Despite public outcry.

      • Cyrus says:

        When you posted this, you had no idea the cause of this accident. Yet you complain that your government has done nothing to prevent it.

        Knee jerk much?

        Personally, I hope those involved in the accident recover quickly.

    3. Rob says:

      It is speeding as shown here that demonstrates the dire need for shortening the crosswalk distances that pedestrians need to walk, and provide protection for people on bicycles.

      The City needs to create protected bike lanes on CPW and 96th Street. Just like Columbus Avenue, this will shorten the pedestrian crossing distance with those pedestrian refuges.

      • joe says:

        What do bicycles have to do with this post? The accident was a motorcycle and a car. I lived on this block for many years, and the issue with this intersection is NOT a bicycle issue, it is a CAR issue. This is due mainly to the fact and construction (a single lane) of the entrance into the 96th street transverse. Cars speed to make the light (both driving straight, and turning).