Friday, July 8, 2011

Rude awakening in Hollis

From the NY Post:

A Queens man went to sleep thinking he'd found the perfect parking space for his beloved 1991 Honda Civic, but got a rude awakening yesterday when he found it had been crushed by a toppling crane.

"I love that car," a stunned Kevin Singh said at his Hollis home. "A friend gave it to me as a gift in October last year."

Singh, 38, was in bed when the cherry-picker crane fell across Hollis Avenue at 195th Street shortly before 9 a.m.

As it turned out, workers were using it to make roof repairs on the building where Singh lives.

There were no injuries, but plenty of upset motorists forced to detour around the wreckage, which blocked the two-way street from sidewalk to sidewalk.


Anonymous said...

Repairs or not, DoB gets very crazy over cranes (can you imagine?) so: was this crane operating legally, or not? what's the address?

Anonymous said...

The death of a car.

Tonight America is a diminished land.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 1:

The location of this incident is discussed in the 3rd paragraph from the bottom.