Adams calls for street safety improvements after death of infant, but scuffles with activists on immediacy


Borough President Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for mayor, called for street safety improvements on Monday at the site of a deadly car crash where a driver killed a 3-month-old baby, Apolline Mong-Guillemin, and critically injured her mother — though, not without clashing with activists over the urgency.

Adams stood at the site of the crash — the intersection of Gates and Vanderbilt avenues in Clinton Hill — to call for various street safety measures intended to prevent similar tragedies. That includes, for instance, funding and enforcement of legislation that would allow the city to impound vehicles with a high number of speed or red light camera violations, unless the driver takes a motorist safety course. Adams also expressed interest in lifetime license suspension for repeat reckless driving.