Everyone in Brooklyn knows that Flatbush Avenue is one of the most dangerous streets in the city because its design encourages reckless driving and there is absolutely no enforcement of traffic laws. Today I came upon this scene today in my neighborhood.
You can see clearly from the position of the two vehicles that this "accident" occurred because the driver of the van refused to wait for a sufficient gap in oncoming traffic in order to make a safe left turn. Fortunately in this case the van hit someone who was protected by a few tons of steel. This is the same impatient attitude that recently killed a cyclist a few blocks away, though these incidents are not alone.
When you're driving a mutli-ton steel box capable of killing people, you need to operate it responsibly. But as long as the police continue to ignore criminal acts, they will continue to happen.