Six injured after SUV ploughs into launderette

The driver was leaving the strip mall parking lot after shopping in a nearby supermarket and possibly hit the gas instead of the break in what police are calling a freak accident

Officials: Man accidentally plows car into Staten Island laundromat

Several people were hurt Sunday after a auto plowed through a laundromat on Staten Island, according to officials.

He was reversing in the parking lot when he sped up and was launched into the Page Laundromat.

Police said the driver, a 74-year-old man, accidentally put his auto in reverse while he exited a parking spot. The vehicle plowed through the establishment and hit several people, reports said.

Six people were transported to Staten Island University Hospital North. "So when she saw me, she was like, 'My legs!'" Josephine Torlone told NBC 4 NY.

They say the driver was among the injured.


"She was like, 'my legs!' I was like, 'It's ok it's alright, just stay calm", said Josephine Torlone, who witnessed the crash. She's like, "I can't feel my legs!"

Three patients are suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries and three patients are suffering minor injuries, the FDNY spokesman said.

She said it was a miracle that all of them came out alive. The investigation into the case is still ongoing but police said the incident seemed an accident and no one had been charged yet.

The store owner said he suffered damages that will cost him more than $20,000.

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