Debris rains down on Brooklyn street when car slams into sidewalk shed

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Car slams into sidewalk shed in Brooklyn
The impact spilled 70 feet of the structure onto the sidewalk and the street, and the driver then fled on foot.

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A driver careened into a sidewalk shed in Brooklyn overnight Thursday and then fled the scene.

Police say driver of the gray Infiniti appears to have lost control and slammed into the temporary structure on Nostrand Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section.

The impact spilled 70 feet of the structure onto the sidewalk and the street.

The driver then fled on foot.

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"No matter what, just look to the children because they'll lead the way," Payson's mother said.

Police responded to find the debris and are reviewing area surveillance cameras.

No injuries were reported

The Department of Buildings issued a partial vacate order for two buildings and is also investigating.

The contractor was ordered to clean up the debris and to replace the damaged shed, and that work is underway.

The partial vacate orders will remain in effect until the collapsed sections of shed are removed and replaced.

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