NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman has been hospitalized after a car jumped a curb and slammed into a storefront in the Bronx Saturday.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, store surveillance video shows people walking on East Tremont Avenue, some picking out produce from a sidewalk stand, when a car barrels through and slams into the building.
Merchandise and debris flew as people ran for their lives. But two people could not get out of the way fast enough.
One shopper was hit with debris and has minor injuries. A woman was also pinned between the car and the wall of the store, leaving her in critical condition.
“It was pinned down on her,” said one witness.
“I saw a lady, she was stuck up under the car,” said another witness.
The driver stayed at the scene and waited for police to arrive. When they did, he was taken into custody, Carlin reported.
Peter Nsaonya, 68, of the Bronx, has been charged with assault, driving while intoxicated, vehicular assault and driving while ability impaired.
The business remained open after building inspectors found only minimal damage to this structure.