NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The owner of a Bronx mini-mart says his customer is “very lucky” after almost being crushed by an out-of-control car that came crashing through the store on Sunday.
Surveillance video shows the customer inside of the mini-mart on Grand Concourse and East 151st Street picking up items around 4 p.m. Sunday. The video then captures the car as it plows through the window of the shop, knocking over shelves and almost pinning the customer, who manages to escape — stumbling away.READ MORE: Harden's Triple-Double Helps Nets Top Murray, Spurs
“Very crazy, because when I see the camera, I see the cars, I could have died,” said clerk Talip Abunagim.
Talip Abunagim was behind the counter. He said the collision happened so quickly, there was little time to react.
“It’s like one second,” he said. “The car come and push him in the cooler.”
He said the customer, a regular at the shop, was in pain and crying for help.
“The woman in the car, I told her stay in the car,” he said.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Killed In Harlem Shooting, Another Fighting For His Life
He said the female driver seemed OK and that she had three girls in the back seat CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported. No one was seriously injured.
The driver of the car was was treated at an area hospital. The store’s owner, Nash Kiswani, said the customer was able to walk to the ambulance on his own.
“He got very lucky,” Kiswani said. “You see the video, unbelievable.”
On Monday, measurements were being taken to replace the glass.
“It’s frightening,” said repairman Jim Harte. “It’s absolutely frightening.”MORE NEWS: Sorokin, Nelson Lead Islanders To Win Over Coyotes
It’s still not clear why the driver lost control, but police say no charges will be filed.