In this photo provided by Jan Sichermann, authorities work the scene where eight people were hurt, several of them seriously, after a car jumped a curb and slammed into a 24-hour grocery store, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in New York.
Photo credit: (AP Photo/Jan Sichermann)
NEW YORK (AP) — Fire authorities say eight people have been hurt, several of them seriously, after a car jumped a curb and slammed into a Manhattan store.
The white car hit the 24-hour grocery in the East Village around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
One witness, Rafael Fuentes, says the driver lost control about a block away and plowed through everything on the sidewalk.
Another witness, Najava Stone, says people were hurt by flying debris. He says the car spun before landing in a crosswalk.
A fire hydrant landed down the block. A large tree and a street sign were down. Outdoor refrigerator cases were overturned.
Flowers were strewn on the sidewalk and on the crumpled hood of the car. Its front windshield was cracked and the back window was destroyed.
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