Change the intersection @Lorimer St and Nassau Ave across from McCarren Park in Greenpoint

Change the intersection @Lorimer St and Nassau Ave across from McCarren Park in Greenpoint

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Sky Oh started this petition to New York City Department of Transportation

If you’re reading this, you might already be aware of a tragic accident that occurred in Greenpoint Brooklyn on Sunday, November 8th. A pickup truck slammed into a 32-year-old mom who was walking across the pedestrian safety zone at Lorimer Street and Nassau Avenue with her husband and three-year-old son. The truck barreled into the woman from behind, pinning her to a large stone barrier and mangling her legs.

The injured woman is our very dear friend, Nikita. Nikita is a young, vibrant woman, a dancer, and a free-spirited, deeply thoughtful and caring person. Right now, doctors are doing all they can to ensure the best possible outcome for Nikita given the severity of her injuries. She has already undergone many surgeries and lost a portion of one of her legs. We know that Nikita’s remarkable passion for life and courageous character will undoubtedly serve her well as she recovers. But, given her injuries, the road to recovery will be uncertain and long. Nikita will continue to need hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation and support. For an active young mother, life will never be the same, nor will it be the same for her three- year-old child or her husband, both of whom will be called on to support her in ways they cannot now imagine so that their beloved Nikita recovers.

This petition is an attempt at concrete action to make sure no one else gets hurt at this intersection. The intersection is a known problem spot, so much so that the city commissioned a study in February 2019, which recommended dramatic design changes (see report). This petition is to tell The City that this intersection is STILL NOT SAFE, and improvements must be made.

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