Crown Heights residents demand road changes after crashes

Residents in one Crown Heights neighborhood are asking transportation officials to make safety changes on St. John's Place in the wake of two deadly accidents.

Drivers can be often seen crossing the yellow lines and driving along the middle of the narrow, two-way street. Residents say that passing cars often knock side-view mirrors off of parked cars, and they say speeding along the road also poses a danger. Neighbors in the area want authorities to change the busy street to a one-way.

Last week, the driver of a Honda Civic smashed into 11 parked cars along the road. A passenger in that car, 20-year-old Shana Khans, was ejected out of the vehicle's back window and died.

Surveillance video recorded on March 9 shows a speeding driver traveling down Nostrand Avenue, smashing into another car and then hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian died as a result of the accident.

News 12 reached out to the Department of Transportation regarding neighbors' concerns and is still waiting to hear back.

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