NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Employees and customers are happy no one was killed after a car crashed through the front windows of a crowded clothing store in Queens Sunday afternoon.
As CBS2 Valerie Castro reported, no one was seriously injured in the accident.
“I didn’t know what was happening, I ran, I ran out of the store,” said employee Soraya Mortagun.
Mortagun was working inside the Aeropostale store in Bayside, Queens when the car smashed through the windows.
“I was folding my shirts and I just saw like one piece by piece falling I didn’t even see the car at first,” Mortagun said.
Video posted on Instagram shows the aftermath.
Witness Joe Illescas said his family was shopping when he believes the driver was trying to park in a handicap spot in front of the store.
“You can see that she was parking, trying to put it in park, she didn’t have it in park, took her foot off the brake and must have accelerated, right inside,” Illescas said. “Thank god there’s no tragedy, call it luck, a miracle, thank god everybody is okay.”
The driver was not injured.
About 15 people were inside of the store at the time. The manager reported she was cut by glass, but no one was seriously injured. Castro reports only the manager reported a small injury
The store is expected to be shut down for a week.
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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered a hand injury while lighting fireworks on the Fourth of July.
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Report: Pierre-Paul Injures Hand in Fireworks Accident
Sunday, July 5
TMZ.com reports Pierre-Paul seriously hurt his thumb and some of his fingers in South Florida without specifying which hand it was. Bleacher Report insider Jason Cole confirmed he injured himself, though the extent of the two-time Pro Bowler’s ailment isn’t known.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports also reported Pierre-Paul was injured. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport added he went to a hospital for treatment.
The Giants designated Pierre-Paul with their franchise tag this offseason to keep him in the fold for one more year and a lucrative salary. However, he hasn’t signed the tender. OverTheCap.com’s Jason Fitzgerald outlined the implications that that may make the star’s injury even worse:
Pierre-Paul recorded 12.5 sacks last season, but nine in the final five contests, suggesting JPP would be back in full force this year. If the injury is indeed serious, rookie third-round pick Owamagbe Odighizuwa will be asked to step up early in his maiden pro campaign.
With Steve Spagnuolo back as defensive coordinator, New York must rush the passer well to emulate the success he had calling the shots in the organization’s run to Super Bowl XLII glory.