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Two vehicles collided in a spectacular crash on Smith Street yesterday, causing this 1999 Ford to flip over.

Cops said that one person was injured in the 4:40 pm collision, but his injuries were not life-threatening.

According to a source at the 76th Precinct, a Lincoln Town Car was traveling northbound on Smith Street when the driver of the Ford, traveling westbound on Sackett Street, nailed him and flipped the car onto its roof.

The driver of the Ford told cops that he “had the stop sign,” and was slowly inching toward the intersection when he was struck by the Town Car. A witness told cops that the Town Car was speeding.

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Joe from Degraw St says:
The livery cabs all drive recklessly, it was a matter of time before this happened.
June 18, 2010, 6:34 pm
Joe Nardiello from Carroll Gardens says:

Let's get D.O.T. on this, because this accident could have been much worse, and the chances are ever-present. There's a traffic light on virtually every intersection on Smith Street -- but that one. Cars stopped on Sackett St. have to inch out, through the Stop sign.. to have any chance of seeing the Smith Street traffic flow. Parked cars, SUVs and trucks near that corner (Smith Street) can and usually do impair the view. Usually, if the red-light one block away on Union/Smith Sts. has stopped the traffic, you can get across.. but then, there's also pedestrians crossing on the far-side of that intersection that can slow a car to a half right amid it, just as cars are gaining speed from that Union St. light. Come on. Red light, green light. 1-2-3.
June 18, 2010, 11:10 pm
Joe Nardiello from Carroll Gardens says:

Let's get D.O.T. on this, because this accident could have been much worse, and the chances are ever-present. There's a traffic light on virtually every intersection on Smith Street -- but that one. Cars stopped on Sackett St. have to inch out, through the Stop sign.. to have any chance of seeing the Smith Street traffic flow. Parked cars, SUVs and trucks near that corner (Smith Street) can and usually do impair the view. Usually, if the red-light one block away on Union/Smith Sts. has stopped the traffic, you can get across.. but then, there's also pedestrians crossing on the far-side of that intersection that can slow a car to a halt, right amid it, just as cars are gaining speed from that Union St. light. Come on. Red light, green light. 1-2-3.
June 18, 2010, 11:11 pm
wily coyote from g-pt says:
Ban all moving vehicles, forever.
June 19, 2010, 10:44 pm
richie rich from parkslope says:
The city and nypd need to crack down on the livery cab drivers.
June 23, 2010, 4:44 pm
gh from cg says:
What do you expect if you give illegal immigrants the right to drive in NY. They are already illegal, so no problem breaking traffic laws -- auto insurance - who needs it if it is so easy to cross the border
July 6, 2010, 11:46 am

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