High Speed Crash at the Lower Manhattan Irish Hunger Memorial

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown.


Stolen car ends joyride at the memorial’s northern wall

It was a scary Sunday for Battery Park City.

Around 5 p.m. this past weekend, 24-year-0ld Antoine Odom stole a car from a nearby rental lot and sped away, The IHM - photo by wallygeventually crashing his car into the Irish Hunger Memorial and confusing the entire neighborhood. Odom apparently flew around the neighborhood, passing cars at high speeds, and almost hit a teenager who incurred a minor injury while avoiding the car, the Tribeca Trib said.

According to the Trib, Odom walked out of the stolen Chevrolet unscathed after what seemed like a fatal crash and was soon detained by police. Odom is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment,  grand larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident, the NYPD told DNAinfo.

The crash resulted in substantial damage to the memorial’s outerwall, which remained open on Monday.

Damage costs are being calculated, and repairs should begin shortly.

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