SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN JAMAICA CAN BE DANGEROUS – ELDERLY MAN HAS LEGS CRUSHED BY LARGE TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK & MOST MEDIA IS IGNORING AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC FOR YEARS

Bloody shoe of elder man whose legs were crushed by a huge tractor trailer truck at 168 St and Jamaica Ave

Bloody shoe of elder man whose legs were crushed by a huge tractor trailer truck at 168 St and Jamaica Ave

Elderly man's legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

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.

Elderly man's legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Bloody shoe of elder man whose legs were crushed by a huge tractor trailer truck at 168 St and Jamaica Ave

Bloody shoe of elder man whose legs were crushed by a huge tractor trailer truck at 168 St and Jamaica Ave

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From The Daily News:

Tractor trailer crushes elderly man’s legs in Jamaica Hills, Queens

 

truck crushes mans legsElderly man is pinned after being struck by a dairy truck in Jamaica Hills, Queens.

(Abbas Fayezi/Abbas Fayezi)

A tractor trailer struck an elderly man in Queens Friday afternoon, crushing his legs under the big rig’s wheels, officials and horrified witnesses said.The unidentified victim, who is believed to be in his 70s, was crossing Jamaica Ave. near 168th St. in Jamaica Hills around 12:15 p.m. when he was hit by a dairy truck, witnesses said.“I saw the man laying down in the street. One leg was under the wheel,” said Abbas Fayezi, 47, owner of a clothing store near the accident scene.First responders used an air bag to lift the tire off the victim, who was rushed to Jamaica Hospital with massive leg injuries. He was expected to survive, officials said.

truck crushes mans legs2Bloodied sneakers of a pedestrian pinned by a dairy truck can be seen on the street.

(David Wexler/For New York 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.”

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2 thoughts on “SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN JAMAICA CAN BE DANGEROUS – ELDERLY MAN HAS LEGS CRUSHED BY LARGE TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK & MOST MEDIA IS IGNORING AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC FOR YEARS

  1. Downtown Jamaica during the week is wall-to-wall people: for people without cars, it has always been a popular shopping destination.
    The corner in question – 168th & Jamaica Ave – is always mobbed, with people spilling off the curb waiting to cross.
    The idea that 168th St – which north of Jamaica Ave is NOT a wide road by any estimation – is a designated ‘truck thru route’ seems insane.
    Who made this designation? When was it made?
    It would be very interesting – JM – if you could update this issue with WHO among the many you’ve contacted re: this ‘accident’, bothered to send you ANY answer, and WHAT they had to say about the matter.
    My guess is that unfortunately you will hear an orchestra of ‘crickets’: no one is going to be willing to touch this, without having a fall-guy to blame.

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  2. way to condemn the victim DNAinfo. Sharp intrepid reporting.

    Still nothing from gothamist, the supposed site for all concerns of the city (but mostly for overpriced food, idiotic apps, and ludicrous events. In summation, for the hipshits)

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