Around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, a car sped past Cornell Tech, lost control, crashed through the seawall and plunged into the East River. The driver, who the cops say appeared to be intoxicated, swam to safety along with his father who was a passenger.
We’re updating the car crash with pictures of the aftermath.
by David Stone
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RIOC installed speed bumps on that stretch, but many consider them unsafe. It’s unknown, at this time, whether the speed bumps contributed to the driver losing control of his vehicle.
In the Aftermath of the Car Crash
The SUV hit the seawall with so much force that it broke the rails and a concrete support post anchoring the railings. One unexplained oddity – the vehicle hit the wall in a direction perpendicular to the roadway. That is, it’s as if it made a sharp, but clean left turn while maintaining a high speed.