MIDLAND BEACH — A pedestrian was seriously hurt Monday after being hit by a car on a street where plans to cut the speed limit were recently scrapped.
The person was struck by the silver Honda car in front of 337 Greeley Ave., near Hylan Boulevard, 10:39 a.m., a spokesman for the FDNY said. It's not known if speed played a role in the accident.
The victim — whose gender and age was not immediately known — was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North in serious condition, the FDNY said.
The driver, who remained on the scene, said the victim came out of nowhere.
"She came from behind a parked truck," the driver, who did not want to give her name, told DNAinfo.
"She was jaywalking."
Longtime residents of the block said it's a dangerous street that already had two other crashes last week.
"This corner gets a lot of action," said Richard Baggs, who has lived on the block for 40 years. "It's three-quarters of a mile without lights and no speed bumps."
The plan was scrapped last week after opposition from politicians, the community board and residents, the Staten Island Advance reported.
"I have long fought for real solutions, but a 20 MPH speed limit on Greeley Avenue is not realistic, not rational and not a real solution to the problem," Borough President James Oddo told the paper.