Two Pedestrians Killed in 12 Hours

The intersection of Classon Avenue and Fulton Street, where a pedestrian may have been killed by a driver this morning. Image: Google Street View.
The intersection of Classon Avenue and Fulton Street, where a pedestrian was reportedly killed by a driver this morning. Image: ##,+New+York,+NY&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.684144,78.925781&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=545+Classon+Ave,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11238&ll=40.681175,-73.957515&spn=0.008348,0.019269&z=16&layer=c&cbll=40.681945,-73.958626&panoid=bl88Nks-2Aj4Cych46Fb4g&cbp=12,177.52,,0,4.6##Google Street View.##

We’ve received a report from a reliable source that a pedestrian was killed by a driver on Classon Avenue in Brooklyn, the second pedestrian fatality since last night. The crash occurred near the intersection of Classon and Fulton Street, just before 6:00 this morning. We’re following up with the police for more information.

Last night in Queens, another New Yorker lost her life while walking. As reported in the Daily News, a driver turning from 63rd Road onto Yellowstone Boulevard in Forest Hills hit a 58-year-old woman crossing the street. The driver continued forward, dragging the woman underneath the car, until someone ran out into the street to alert him, according to the News. The driver is not expected to be charged.

UPDATE: The NYPD have confirmed the details of this morning’s fatal crash. The collision took place just after 5:00 this morning, just north of the intersection of Fulton and Classon. A 26-year-old male driver was traveling north on Classon when he struck a man in his 60s crossing Classon from west to east. The pedestrian was killed and the driver, who remained at the scene, was taken to Kings County Hospital for his injuries. There is no criminality suspected at this time, according to the police.

The NYPD also confirmed the News’ report of last night’s fatal crash. The driver turned left from 63rd onto Yellowstone and hit a pedestrian crossing Yellowstone. “There appears to be no criminality at this time,” say the police.


The intersection of Classon and Lexington, where Lauren Davis was struck and killed by a turning driver last April.

Family of Lauren Davis Asks CB 3 to Support Classon Ave Bike Lane

Davis was biking on Classon in the direction of traffic on the morning of April 15 when a left-turning driver in a Fiat struck and killed her. Her sister Danielle launched an online petition urging community boards 2 and 3 and local council members Laurie Cumbo and Robert Cornegy, Jr. to support a bike lane on Classon, and almost 6,000 people have signed on.
Lauren Davis was killed by a turning driver on Classon Avenue last April. Photo: Family of Lauren Davis

Instead of a Classon Avenue Bike Lane, Bed-Stuy Electeds Want a Street Where No One Rides Bikes

On Thursday, DOT announced plans to paint a bike lane on Classon Avenue, the northbound one-way street where a left-turning driver killed Lauren Davis as she rode her bike to work last April. As bicycle infrastructure goes, it's the bare minimum -- some stripes and stencils to designate space for biking, with no changes to moving lanes or parking. But that hasn't stopped a group of local officials from coming out against it.