Six people have been sent to a local hospital following an accident in Queens on the morning of October 8, according to local sources. The car accident apparently involved a vehicle crashing into a bagel shop in the New York borough, causing extensive damage to the property. So far, police have not pressed charges against the lone driver.
According to witness accounts, the vehicle was traveling slowly along the road before quickly accelerating, sideswiping another vehicle parked to the side. The driver then hopped the curb and crashed his vehicle directly into a bagel shop. Witnesses attest that he did not attempt to slow down, a fact which police have corroborated by the lack of skid marks in the area. However, they have not yet publicly speculated on criminal intent.
Six people were injured, including one child. It has been reported that none of the injuries were considered life-threatening, though one woman did break an arm. All six individuals were taken to local medical facilities for treatment. The driver was apparently unharmed in the crash.
More information will be required before New York authorities can determine how to proceed in processing this car accident. If the driver is later found to be criminally liable for any element of the crash, charges could be filed. Additionally, the injured parties — and representation for the injured child — will be entitled to file personal injury suits against the driver in a civil court setting. Evidence of some wrongdoing on the part of the driver will be necessary for any such cases to result in financial compensation for the injured parties.
Source: CBS New York, “Truck Crashes Into Bagel Shop In Forest Hills, Queens; 6 Injured“, , Oct. 8, 2014