Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a 49-year-old woman was struck by a truck at the intersection of Sutton Street and Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint.

The NYPD confirmed the incident with Greenpointers. The pedestrian sustained trauma to the head and was found in critical condition; EMS removed her from the scene. She was crossing Sutton Street from the southwest corner to the southeast corner. 

“A 2021 Dodge Ram traveling westbound on Nassau Avenue made a left turn onto southbound Sutton Street, striking the pedestrian. The 68-year-old male vehicle operator remained at the scene; the investigation remains ongoing by NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad, and the 68-year-old male vehicle operator was taken into custody.”

Statement from NYPD

The driver was Queens resident Stanley Manel. He is being charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care. According to his driving record, he has been cited for speeding in a school zone at least 26 times

Update: February 22, 2024, 3:55 PM.

North Brooklyn elected officials have released a joint statement:


“We’re deeply saddened and outraged at the news of yet another pedestrian being struck by an unsafe driver in Greenpoint. Our neighbors should be able to safely cross the street, but constituents consistently share how concerned they are about dangerous, poorly designed intersections like this one. We are holding the injured person and their family in our hearts, and hope this serves as a reminder of caution — lives are destroyed by dangerous driving, both for the victims of crashes and the perpetrators.

These tragedies are not inevitable: policy tools exist that can make our streets dramatically safer. We’re calling on the New York State legislature to pass two critical bills that would lead to fewer incidents of traffic violence. Assemblymember Gallagher carries legislation requiring drivers with six or more speeding tickets in a year — or with 11 or more points on their license in 18 months — to install an intelligent speed assistance device in their car that prevents speeding. Sammy’s Law empowers the City Council to lower speed limits in New York City — the Council has already passed a home rule message urging its swift passage.

Speed contributes to a third of all traffic fatalities and every 10 mph of increased speed doubles the risk of death. Lowering the speed limit and enforcing real accountability for dangerous drivers are urgent steps we must take to protect New Yorkers.

As we’ve reiterated time and time again, the Department of Transportation must also enact more street safety interventions to dramatically slow down traffic and ensure pedestrian safety through mechanisms like raised crosswalks and aggressive implementation of daylighting to increase visibility at intersections across Greenpoint.”

Statement from Assemblymember Emily Gallagher, Senator Kristen Gonzalez, Council Member Lincoln Restler, and Representative Nydia Velázquez.

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  1. The speed limit is already 25 you want to make it 15 really and install devices into people’s cars and take away more of there freedoms absolutely outrageous. Why don’t you worry about not letting people out of jail with no cash bail??? right after they commit horrible assault/murder crimes instead of worrying about more cameras to enforce speed. and give hard working people tickets as well as completely take away there rights to privacy. This city is so overrun by illegals filth and crime but let’s see how we can get more of the taxpayers money and destroy privacy rights.

    1. I am so sad and angry our neighbor got hurt in an accident that never should have happened. Crushing thinking of the family of this person, in terror and grief. We are here for you

      And how awful for the driver to have to live with causing this trauma on the victim and their family.

      If we can prevent this from happening again by taking away repeat offenders licenses or another measure, we should.

  2. Wow.. ‘caught speeding in a school zone at least 26 times’, this says a lot about NYC prioritizing cars over humans. We must produce adequate physical infrastructure (i.e. concrete/bollard/tree protected sidewalks/bike lanes) and (more importantly) make drivers accountable for their behavior.

  3. There needs to be accountability for people who get 26 tickets for speeding and they still can drive. We wait until someone is killed before anything happens. Plus, all cars that are turning MUST stop before turning into the crosswalk. That is a really badf corner with poor lighting and it needs a light or 4 way stop.
    My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  4. Leave it to our “representatives” like Gallagher, Restler, Gonzalez, and Velazquez to turn this into a major issue. McGuinness Blvd was a huge project for them and so far they’ve not accomplished what they wanted. So now it comes down to a small corner and a small incident that, quite frankly, could come down to any small corner and any small incident anywhere in this city, county, country…you name it. They can’t seem to control themselves to tell us how nearly every street, every corner where there is a car is a danger to…well, you name it.

    Of course I feel for the person and family who has to deal with this particular incident but the “representatives” are capitalizing on something they shouldn’t.

  5. We need a stop light or at minimum a stop sign and crosswalk on Nassau at that corner. This sort of stuff is basic, but our elected officials have been so focused on McGuinness at the expense of everywhere else in the neighborhood. And that driver never should have been behind the wheel with that many violations, but both Restler and Gallagher hate the NYPD so they have no idea how to get dangerous drivers off the road.

  6. Remember when I was younger and lived on Sutton st mom always told not to cross at that corner it’s to dark cars won’t see you ,in the 70s the moms on that block fort with the Block association for a stop sign on that corner and they never got prayers to the families of the persons involved in this tragedy

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