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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