Car crashes into the Gardens at Great Neck column

Photo courtesy of Roger Chizever.

A car heading up on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck Plaza crashed into the Gardens at Great Neck around lunchtime on Thursday, doing minor damage to a column.

Roger Chizever, a Great Neck resident who was at the scene when it happened, said the car was heading northbound and ended up on the opposite side of the street. This damaged the fence and column.

There were no casualties save for ravaged flora in front of the parking lot and a small tree, which is now tilted and uprooted.

The column suffered no major damage, being chipped only at the corner.


  1. Another right foot pedal error, part of the right foot braking epidemic? Blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old. Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic car with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 Scientific Justification and that right foot braking is too complicated and difficult to mentally maintain with age, inefficient (poor reaction time) and dangerous (subject to right foot pedal error) compared to the simpler and safer (But girly!) left foot braking method. See DOT HS 811 597 and 812 058. NHTSA refuses to use the term “right foot pedal errors” but instead calls it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the drivers for not being experts. Score to date, 30,000-150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price male drivers, both in and out of government, are prepared to pay to maintain their systemic belief in a braking method based on the scientific foundation of, “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about which braking method is safer but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods and continue to produce misinformation about other proposed braking methods.


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