Yes folks once again the road raging troglodytes Of flushing queens have struck,
It’s poppa time today to the uninformed it’s the day we roll 10 blocks to Ella’s fathers house to visit, and talk Russian, remember momma and show him he is not forgotten and that he is still the most special person in our lives.
We roll down Sanford ave then turn left onto parsons boulevard, then roll down 10 blocks to 45th avenue and then 10 blocks to kissena boulevard cross over the busy road and were there ! Oh if it was only so easy.
We were rolling and chatting and we were on the last leg, three blocks from kissena boulevard about to cross Robinson ave when we heard a powerful engine speeding towards the intersection and the cross walk. I was just starting on with no intention of slowing or stopping. It seemed we were already on the walkway and both Ella and I were screaming “HEY STOP HEY STOP WATCH OUT STOP”” the large black Chevy Tahoe locked up and screeched to a stop with his car half over the white line where you must stop behind when approaching a stop sign.
The driver started screaming immediately in Chinese, then he started yelling “YOU GET OUT OF WAY I ALLOWED TO COME THROUGH YOU MOVE this crazy man believed the law allowed you to drive straight through cross walks and intersections as long as you think you can swerve obstacles like say Oh humnas?” then he screamed “I drive OK, you homeless you in chair you have no rights” ? This car stopped so close zeus could barely fit between me and the grill he came very close to hitting me.
Astonished I turned to face his grill
As if his hysterics so far were not enough, he screamed “ YOU FUCKING MOVE YOU FUCK YOU” and he flipped the bird and then astonishingly he started to move the car hitting me, and pushing my chair backwards so quickly I was about to flip. This arsehole was running me over! Ella was screaming and she grabbed my chair back and then he stopped.
I was shaking and I called 911, and then he got out of his car screaming and he was gathering a crowd of other Chinese residentsas he was screaming in his language.
We started to worry for our safety as 20-30 chinese and other Asian people were surrounding us an yelling. We had to call 911 7 more times over 50 minutes, then what do they do they sent the fire brigade and a ambulance no cops?
The ambulance guys were so scared about the obvious angry crowd, they called and they got cops in 3 minutes? We the private attacked citizens were not important, then officer Alonzo and his female partner arrived, they were cool and they were apologetic and they called for backup to disperse the crowd.
They immediately asked me if I wanted him charged with vehicular assault, I looked and told them if they could read him the riot act and inform him stop signs were not a polite suggestion but law, even if the walkway is empty even if it is 3 in the morning you have to come to a complete stop completely behind the white line. Also inform him that we the disabled are not vagrant we are not homeless, not an untouchable cast and we have the same rights whether we walk roll hobble hop or ride a unicycle.
The amazing returned veteran who proudly served his country officer Alonzo NYPD, smiled and said he didn’t like his mistreatment and obvious bad attitude and that he would give the driver the choice of a “come to Jesus meeting” where he read the riot act to him pointing all his wrong ideas and actual crimes he could be charged with and if he still gave attitude he would be charged.
Thank you officer Alonzo, and hour late but I believe him and his partner when they told us it’s the new dispatch system because you and your partner had it wrapped up in 5 minutes.