At about 8:10 am on Monday morning, a twelve year old boy on a scooter was struck by a car in Brooklyn Heights. The accident occurred on the east side of Cadman Plaza West at the Middagh Street Brooklyn Bridge off ramp.
A combination of reporting from DNAinfo and The Patch pieced together more details. The unnamed pre-teen sustained a fractured leg and was transported in serious but stable condition to Kings County Hospital. The driver remained at the scene. No arrests have been made. This correspondent witnessed police cordon off the intersection and investigate the scene until at least 11:00 am. The car, a grey SUV remained on-site.
A P.S. 8 parent who spoke under the condition of anonymity after school explained she had just stepped off the shuttle from One Brooklyn Bridge Park with her children. She described “firemen from [from the FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118] running to the scene.” Adding, it appeared the boy was wearing a helmet. The concerned mother expressed the intersection is notoriously difficult to cross, especially with small children. An inquiry to P.S. 8 administration concluded the victim is not a student at the school.
As previously reported by the blog, this very intersection was “made more pedestrian friendly” in 2013 with the addition of a curb extension or “neckdown.”
We wish the young man a speedy recovery and send our thoughts to his family.