Brooklyn, New York – Eight individuals were injured as a truck crashed through a Bedford-Stuyvesant Corner Store Deli’s wall on Friday, according to the police department.
A garbage truck owned by Metropolitan Recycling was driving toward west through a green traffic light on the Dekalb Avenue at Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, when the vehicle swerved for avoiding a sedan that had run the red signal at the intersection, the police department said.
The garbage truck’s driver lost his control of the massive vehicle and it careened through the front of the Gourmet Deli store on the NW corner of the intersection.
Mohamed Ali, a twenty year old man, said two of his cousins had been working in the Gourmet Deli at the time of the accident. He said they had been behind the deli counter and cash register on the other side from where the vehicle hit. He said they are thankful to God. The structure shook for nearly 5 minutes, he said. Ali said he felt like his brain was flying.
Eight individuals, including both the drivers, were taken immediately Bellevue Hospital, Kings County Hospital and Woodhull Hospital with injuries, according to authorities. The injuries are not life threatening, officials said.
The police are now investigating into the accident.
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