A reader reports of a five car accident at the intersection of Avenue W and East 21st Street at about 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. According to the driver of the Mercedes pictured, an Access-A-Ride van ran the stop sign, hitting her car as she was crossing the intersection.
The driver of the Mercedes then crashed into a black Lincoln town car parked on the corner of East 21st Street pushing it up the curb and down the street about 10 feet. The Mercedes bounced off the Lincoln, crossed the street and hit the 1970 Chevelle damaging its front end slightly. The driver then crashed into a parked white Mercury Marquis, pushing it up on the sidewalk, through the fence and into the yard of 2361 East 21st Street.
According to witnesses, The Access-A-Ride van, slowed and looked at the carnage but immediately left the scene.
The owner of the black Lincoln town car, who refused to give his name, stated, “It’s a miracle I’m still alive. I had just taken my groceries out of the trunk of my car and crossed the street when she hit me. Twenty seconds earlier, I would have been dead.” Amazingly, no one was hurt.
According to residents, it took police at least two-and-a-half hours to respond to the scene. One by-stander tried hailing a passing police car, only to receive a “peace” sign salute from the officer driving the car.
Photos by Laura Fernandez and nolastname.