AND still only The Daily News has reported on the horrific tragedy where an elderly man will more than likely lose his legs as a large dangerous tractor trailer truck crushes his legs in downtown Jamaica at 168 St and Jamaica Avenue right near the 103rd precinct this past Friday (7.8.16). DNAinfo New York wrote about this yesterday, but made sure to say that the elderly man was not walking within the crosswalk, like that made a difference with a huge dangerous tractor trailer truck that never should have been given the go ahead to use 168 St as a truck route considering now only the narrow street, but the large amounts of pedestrians that travel in that area. Add to the fact that the issue with dangerous trucks has been documented by myself almost daily for four years and we are talking NEGLECT by the city and the politicians. It would be a different tune if the area was Forest Hills or predominately white or Jewish.
This is a major tragedy because of these large trucks, which 24/7, come through (and sometimes fast) a heavily populated pedestrian shopping area, plus many of these large smelly tractor trailer waste trucks continually use residential streets while little enforcement is done with this VISION ZERO blatant issue. An issue that has been going on for years and decades in the predominately community of color right under the noses of corrupt and useless elected officials like Leroy Comrie and I. Daneek Miller.
This should also be one for the Public Advocate, but that completely useless Letitia James only comes to Jamaica if there is a made up problem, such as anti-Muslim bullying in local schools or to stump for one of the useless politicians like Comrie. Even that area’s council member, I. Daneek Miller is quiet on this issue as is Community Board 12 chairperson Adrienne Adams, who wants your vote for James Sanders senate seat later this year. But then aren’t they quite about most major quality of life issues in the community. But they do love street naming ceremonies.
From The Daily News:
“I feel so bad for the guy,” Fayezi said about the victim, who he’s seen around the neighborhood. “He’s an old guy. He was just on his way to the bank.”
The driver of the dairy truck remained at the scene. No charges were filed.
“The driver was so nervous and screaming,” Fayezi said. “He was freaking out.”