Pedestrian Critically Injured Near BBP Entrance At Old Fulton Street

In this week’s Open Thread Wednesday BHB contributor “Weegee” relayed a breaking police report:

Report of a car striking a pedestrian in the area of 60 Old Fulton St. The victim, reported to be a 55-year-old female, was pinned between the car and a wall, and is being transported to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition.

Now, NBC New York reports that a car struck the 55-year-old male pedestrian near 60 Old Fulton Street and Front Street near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, around 2:30 p.m., pinning him against a wall.

It is not clear how the accident happened, but the driver stayed at the scene. He has not been charged. The victim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition. Police are continuing to investigate.

DNAInfo.com adds that employees at a nearby auto body shop say they saw police and emergency personnel racing to the spot where Old Fulton Street goes beneath a Brooklyn Bridge overpass, “a busy area where traffic converges from several different directions.”

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  • Luke C

    Both this and the dangerous Atlantic Ave approaches to BBP need a redesign. Although the residents of Cranberry and Middagh won’t like it, when the Squibb Park ramp is done, people need to be encouraged to take that route.

    Hope the person injured recovers quickly.

  • David on Middagh

    That area is awful for pedestrians. Unfortunately, the Squibb Park Bridge is nowhere near 60 Old Fulton (different auto repair shop), and won’t help anyone trying to cross Old Fulton to ride the carousel or toss bones before Jane’s Monolith.

    But the NBC link didn’t even mention the entrance to the park, so perhaps this poor fellow was just seeing about an auto repair when he was pinned to the wall.