SUV smashes into Staten Island laundromat

06 September, 2017, 11:59 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Officials: Man accidentally plows car into Staten Island laundromat

Fire officials said it happened around 8:04 a.m.at the Page Laundromat in Richmond Valley.

Police say the elderly man accidentally went into reverse and slammed into the building as he attempted to park his auto.

Surveillance video shows his white SUV back up quickly in the parking lot, crash through the wall and drive backward between a row of washing machines, striking people along the way.

Six people were hurt including one person with several broken bones.

Among the injured was pregnant woman who was comforted by a witness to the crash. She's like, "I can't feel my legs!" She fell but she got up and ran inside, "And I saw one of my friends on the floor".

Police said the crash was an accident and the 74-year-old driver of the SUV has not been charged.

Six people were injured, three of them seriously. The other three had minor injuries. "I just held onto her hand until they (the ambulance) came".

"It's just a miracle that they're here", she said.

The store owner said he suffered damages that will cost him more than $20,000. "Closed due to a vehicle accident!"

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