Friday, October 31, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Eight Injured After Car Crashes Through Bronx Storefront

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Eight Injured After Car Crashes Through Bronx Storefront
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Eight people were hurt Monday morning after a car crashed through a storefront in the Bronx.

Fire officials say they believe the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. on East Avenue.

Witnesses say they smelled gas and saw smoke after the crash as crews rushed to remove the car from the building.

"Because like I said, when he went up in, he ripped the gas 'cause the gas tank underneath, so they was trying to pull it out before the car would explode," said one person at the scene.

The driver, who has not yet been identified, is not facing charges.

Five of the victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP