SEE IT: Morning Carnage on Vanderbilt Avenue
A driver mowed down a lamppost at a busy Brooklyn corner Tuesday morning, shearing it — and a massive part of his car — clean off, an indication that someone was driving far too fast.
Cops did not release details of the crash, but the debris trail suggested that the driver was at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Sterling Place when he either lost control of his car and slammed into the light post, or was struck by another driver.
The front end of the car was tangled in the debris of the lamppost. As a Streetsblog reporter took pictures, a person who identified herself as the owner of car’s wife, sifted through the wreckage to retrieve the car’s license plate. She did not offer her name, but said her husband was in the hospital. She did not answer questions about his involvement in the crash.
According to @howsmydrivingny, the car associated with that plate has two serious offenses: speeding and running a red light — both of which were caught on camera. The car was also slapped with tickets for 10 parking offenses.
In all, the driver has paid just $350 on a total of 13 tickets. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to replace a knocked-down lamppost, a cost that is borne by city taxpayers.
#NY_ZAM7705 has been queried 1 time.
Total parking and camera violation tickets: 13
4 | No Parking – Day/Time Limits
2 | Failure To Display Meter Receipt
1 | School Zone Speed Camera Violation
1 | No Parking – Street Cleaning
1 | Failure To Stop At Red Light
— How's My Driving NY (@HowsMyDrivingNY) January 22, 2019