October 10th, 2009 | Uncategorized

A bad day for ‘safe streets’

A truck knocked over a center divider on Broadway St. Friday afternoon.
A truck knocked over a center divider on Broadway St. Friday afternoon. Photo by Vivian Yee.

Rush hour traffic at the intersection of Broadway and York St. was held up for about 30 minutes starting just before 5 p.m. today when two accidents occurred almost simultaneously.

A Napoli Foods truck was heading down Broadway towards Elm when it tried to turn back up Broadway and knocked over a fence in the center divider. The truck, driven by Matthew Gryzbek of Meriden, Conn., popped a tire.

Gryzbek said he was trying to avoid a blue Toyota SUV parked in the loading dock in front of Cutler’s Records & Tapes and was not able to make a wide enough turn.

“So I got screwed,” he said, adding that he had been delivering supplies to Something Fishy on Dixwell Ave.

Meanwhile, a vehicle rear-ended a black sedan in the intersection, causing a few scratches but no injuries.

Yale police officers at the scene said traffic took about half an hour to clear up.