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Car goes flying off Coney Island Avenue — and motorist survives! • Brooklyn Paper

Car goes flying off Coney Island Avenue — and motorist survives!

A three-car collision in Midwood on Wednesday sent a car plunging 30 feet down into a constuction pit.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A car struck a cyclist and smashed through a wooden fence surrounding a Coney Island Avenue construction site before plummeting into a 30-foot deep ditch, said rescuers who are amazed that the woman survived.

FDNY officials said the motorist and the cyclist both sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

According to published reports, the woman tried to swerve away from the cyclist — who was biking down the wrong side of the street — then lost control of her blue Toyota SUV.

Witnesses said the woman hit two delivery trucks and a parked car before plunging through the plywood barrier.

“There was a loud noise, and everyone turned to look,” Omar Porcayo, a worker at the Pomegranate supermarket across the street told the New York Times. “I ran over and saw construction workers pulling her out. Everyone was amazed.”

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at erosenberg@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow him at twitter.com/emrosenberg.

The car, which had Florida plates, had to be pulled out of the construction pit, while the driver, a woman, was taken to the Kings County Hospital.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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