Shock Surveillance Video Shows SUV Plowing into Laundromat in New York City — Multiple People Injured
On Sunday morning, a group of New Yorkers got the shock of their life while doing laundry. According to police, a 74-year-old driver accidentally reversed his white SUV into Laundromat in Staten Island.
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NBC 4 reports:
Three people were seriously injured and another three suffered minor injuries, according to the FDNY. Eight people were in the laundromat at the time.
The 74-year-old driver had just left the nearby Top Tomato grocery store in Tottenville Plaza. He was reversing in the parking lot when he sped up and was launched into the Page Laundromat.
Police say the incident appears to be an accident, and no one has been charged.
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. In one video, a person outside can be seen collapsing to the ground as they try to dodge the out-of-control vehicle.
Witnesses say one of the victims was pregnant.
“She couldn’t feel her legs, she was in a lot of pain. So when she saw me, she was like, ‘My legs!'” Josephine Torlone told NBC 4 New York.
“The store owner said he has more than $20,000 in damages. A sign on the front window Sunday evening read: “Sorry… Closed due to car accident!”” reported NBC 4.