BY LUIS GRONDA
Just two weeks after students put up signs to raise awareness about a dangerous intersection in Lindenwood, another accident occurred on Tuesday morning.
The accident happened across from PS 232. The intersection, 83rd Street and 153rd Avenue, is known to be a hazard for pedestrians walking around the area, especially when the elementary school dismisses its students for the day and students are walking home.
Earlier this month, PS 232 students and the Dept. of Transportation unveiled two street signs, created by the elementary school students, to raise awareness about the intersection and to remind pedestrians to be careful while walking.
According to police, a 95-year-old woman was making a left turn leaving the Lindenwood shopping center, when she hit a family of three – a mother, father and their son, who were crossing the street.
The accident itself was minor in nature, according to law enforcement.
There were no major injuries and there was no intent to hit the trio. The family was taken to the hospital with minor bumps and bruises, police said.
State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Middle Village), who has advocated for safety measures to be implemented on the intersection, released a statement reacting to the minor accident.
“Our children are put at risk each day that goes by without a traffic safety device outside PS 232. Another accident truly reinforces the need, but how many accidents need to do as such before somebody is seriously injured? The city needs to stop reacting to injuries near PS 232 and start preventing them,” he said.
The driver was not charged with anything related to the accident, cops said.
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