Gothamist was on the scene this afternoon when a gas truck flipped and spilled fuel on the southbound BQE. Publisher/reporter/Ask a Native New Yorker scribe Jake Dobkin snapped photos of the accident showing the vehicle perched perilously on the cantilever just below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Gothamist reported this afternoon that there was at least one injury.
Traffic was cleared by 7pm.
— Tom Kaminski (@TomKaminskiWCBS) October 28, 2014
And the Brooklyn Eagle reports that a pedestrian was struck by a car last Friday night:
The elderly man had been crossing Cadman Plaza West at Clark Street, headed west, when he was mowed down by a Lexus turning left off Clark Street. His leg appeared to be broken, his companions were told by EMTs, though the extent of further injuries could not be confirmed on the street.
The driver of the Lexus insisted that the pedestrian was crossing against the light – something the victim’s companions insisted he would never do. They told police the Lexus had sped around the corner without slowing.