Captain warns of dangerous intersections in 104th
by Andrew Shilling
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The intersection of Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard is the most dangerous for motorists in the confines of the 104th Precinct.
The intersection of Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard is the most dangerous for motorists in the confines of the 104th Precinct.
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While roads are generally safer according to 104th Precinct Captain Christopher Manson, there are still several hot zones in the precinct that motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of.

“We are up slightly this year in accidents and injuries,” Manson said.

According to police statistics, the intersection at Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard has been the most dangerous in the precinct this year to date with 34 accidents.

Frances Adamo lives near the intersection on the Forest Park side of Woodhaven Boulevard, and said it is not only dangerous for cars, but pedestrians also have a tough time crossing the street.

According to Adamo, the main problem with crossing the intersection, a trip she often makes to the Stop and Shop on Union Turnpike, is a short crosswalk time.

“Even when you do have the right-of-way, the cars are still turning towards you so you do have to really be on your toes,” Adamo said. “This particular intersection is much more dangerous than the other ones.”

Last week, Captain Manson provided a list of the most dangerous intersections in the precinct and throughout the borough for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians for the year.

The five most dangerous intersections for motorists in the 104th Precinct from January 1 to August 31 are:

• Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard (34 Accidents)

• 69th Street and Grand Avenue (27 Accidents)

• Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue (25 Accidents)

• Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard (24 Accidents)

• Cypress Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway Service Road (23 Accidents)

The most dangerous intersection for pedestrians in the precinct is Myrtle and St. Nicholas avenues, where there were three accidents involving pedestrian, while the most dangerous intersections for bicyclists included Grand Avenue and Remsen Place and Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Avenue, where there were each two accidents for the same time period.

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CINDY RAMIREZ-RUSSO
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October 08, 2013
THE POLICE ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB IN ENFORCING THE CURB STONNING LAWS OF VEHICLES THAT ARE LEGALLY PARKED. I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO TOW ABANDON VEHICLES NOT VEHICLES THAT ARE REGISTERED IN OTHER STATES, AND MY UNACCEPTING NEIGHBORS ASSUMING PEOPLE ARE COMMITING INSURANCE FRAUD