Less than 24 hours after 2,500 people celebrated the Riverdale Avenue Festival there was a car accident just south of the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and West 236th Street where a car wound up on the sidewalk. Witnesses said that a southbound gray Mercedes went through the red light at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue & West 236th Street hitting another car that was making an illegal u-turn and wound up on the sidewalk by the #7 bus stop. Police on the scene would not confirm or deny any rumors about the accident. Both cars had to be towed away, and the driver of the Mercedes was taken away by ambulance. . This was not the first accident at this southbound #7 bus stop that is just south of the intersection at Riverdale Avenue and West 236th Street. Earlier this year another car accident destroyed the bus shelter with a car winding up on the sidewalk also.
Left - The Mercedes wound up on the sidewalk south of the Riverdale Avenue & West 236th Street intersection just missing the bus shelter, but knocking down the sign after hitting the car on the right.Right - The driver of the car that was hit by the Mercedes was said to have been making an illegal u-turn before the accident.