While Skillman Ave. is not the Boulevard of Death, it’s hardly the yellow brick road either–as the Safer Skillman Ave. Coalition can attest.
This weekend the police were called out to Skillman on two separate occasions following traffic incidents.
On Saturday, a couple went to their car, which was parked between 43rd and 44th, and found that its front, right-hand corner had been smashed in. Remarkably, the back of the vehicle wasn’t even scratched. After a discussion with the police, it appeared that someone had driven in the wrong direction, hit the car and then drove off.
The second incident occurred on Sunday when a bicyclist was riding along Skillman– against traffic–and plowed into a car that was turning. Fortunately, the rider was okay. But his front wheel was the worse for ware.