Car Crash Brings Down Traffic Light Pole in Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG — A Brooklyn man fleeing police in a stolen car crashed into two light poles and another car Wednesday afternoon, causing a traffic light pole to come down.
The mayhem started when police tried to pull over James Black, 26, for driving a gray 2013 Mercedes-Benz with a cracked windshield heading eastbound just before 1 p.m. near Beaver Street and Flushing Avenue, police said.
Black stopped the car briefly before taking off, striking another vehicle and knocking down the traffic light pole at Siegel Street and Bushwick Avenue, police said.
Black — who was arrested — was driving with a suspended license, with an unidentified woman in the backseat, police said.
Fire officials said two people were taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
A witness said a school staff member of P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen, near where the accident happened, stood at the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Siegel Street to guide students across the street and around the area surrounding the fallen pole.