Senator Gianaris Reacts to Latest Accident on Queensboro Bridge

Michael Gianaris

May 14, 2011

Early this morning there was another accident at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on the Queens side of the bridge close to Crescent Street. This is the same location that two previous accidents resulted in fatalities.

In the latest accident two individuals were transported to the hospital with injuries.

After the previous accidents Senator Gianaris hosted a community rally calling for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) to implement immediate traffic calming and safety measures. Senator Gianaris also wrote a letter to the NYCDOT demanding action.

“This ongoing situation is intolerable and inexcusable,” stated Senator Michael Gianaris. "Obviously whatever safety measures DOT has taken failed to improve safety at this location. For DOT to avoid responsibility and instead blame the drivers is unacceptable. Queens residents and drivers alike deserve to feel safe traveling on our streets."