NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A car crashed into a store in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

The accident happened around 10 a.m. at 676 Manhattan Avenue Saturday morning.

Police say the car went into the front of a chicken restaurant, damaging the main gate and glass entrance.

A woman who lives upstairs says she was sleeping when the car hit the building.

“You could hear people screaming in the street it woke up everyone in the apartment,” Brooklyn resident Serena Fronimo said. “It was pretty scary it felt like an earthquake next door. We thought it was an earthquake or a bomb went off, it was pretty hefty.”

“This store gets packed. Someone would have gotten hurt if it was a little bit later. Thank God. One of the workers, he was all the way in the back, he was cutting the chicken, and once he saw the car, he dipped,” Aron Barak, the restaurant owner’s nephew said.

Luckily, no one inside the restaurant was injured and, so far, there is no word on who was driving the car or what caused the crash.

  1. Trevor Frith says:

    Yet another Type 1 or Type 2 right foot pedal error? Happens to drivers of all ages and gender. This is not that complicated. ‘A vehicle did not stop in time’. It does not matter who is at fault. 19 pedestrians and cyclists will die today and we need a solution. Why are those in charge at NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) not wanting to scientifically compare the ‘Killer” right foot braking method with the safer, easier to learn and retain with age, Left Foot Braking Method and either prove it inadequate or adopt it? ‘That’s the way it’s always been taught’, is not a scientific justification. It’s just Tradition and Testosterone. Note: Simply using your left foot to brake is NOT repeat Not the Left Foot Braking Method.

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