Metro Lumber has been a horrible business neighbor as resident and community activist Pamela Hazel has reported on for several years now, with the way they keep the outside of their business. She and others recently had a protest at the place of business (http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2016/41/lumberyard_2016_10_07_q.html?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=module&utm_source=similar&utm_content=intra). But their drivers also seem to be problematic as well as one of their trucks crashes into a MTA bus in Jamaica.
The Metro Lumber truck driver says that he was inching onto Waltham Street when the MTA bus was speeding and hit him, while the MTA bus driver states that the truck went through a stop sign hitting the bus’s front door. From the look of the photo, I tend to agree with the bus driver. And as one who for years have witnessed close up these trucks speeding, going through stop signs and driving on residential streets, there is no way I am going to believe this fucking truck driver who do whatever the fuck they want in Jamaica, some driving with expired licenses.
As usual the Mayor’s Vision Zero has proven over and over again to be a major failed policy.
In the meantime, huge dangerous trucks continue to drive ILLEGALLY on my street as well as other residential streets like 169th, 171st and 175th, plus others and of course park ILLEGALLY all over the Jamaica community. Although the 103rd precinct has really cracked down on the illegal truck driving on 170th, these fucking trucks still attempt to ignore the laws and the NO TRUCK signs and sneak in whenever they feel they can.
Metro Lumber Truck & MTA bus crash in Jamaica.
From New York Post:
A flat-bed lumber truck crashed into a MTA bus Monday morning in the Jamaica section of Queens, injuring more than a dozen people, cops said.
The incident happened at 11:54 a.m. at the intersection of South Road and Waltham Street.
The driver for Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware Home told The Post that the crash happened while he was trying to inch his way onto Waltham Street. He accused the bus driver of speeding.
“I came to the stop sign, and I stopped and was creeping out,” said the driver, who refused to give his name.
“The bus was speeding down Waltham, and it swerved when it saw me. He was in the wrong, but somehow I’m going to be responsible, since my street had the stop sign.”
Emergency services took the bus driver and 14 bus passengers to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, cops said.
No one has been charged, at least yet, in the incident.
From Times Ledger:
Truck and MTA bus crash in Jamaica
JAMAICA — A truck struck the front of an MTA bus in Jamaica Monday, sending 15 passengers to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the MTA.
The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m., at the intersection of Waltham Street and 106 Avenue. The MTA said the truck ran a stop sign on 106th, hitting the front doors of the bus. All of the injuries were non-threatening, according to the MTA, and 16 customers refused medical attention. The bus operator was also taken to the hospital.
The truck was operated by a driver for Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware, according to the New York Post. The paper reported that the driver alleged he was slowly pulling into Waltham Street when the speeding bus driver crashed into him. Metropolitan Lumber runs a lumberyard in Jamaica, at the corner of Merrick Bo