The shuttered Deli in the Slope location at Fifth Avenue and St. John's Place in Park Slope was the site of a "good morning" car crash around 9 a.m. today. Early reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle had a heart attack behind the wheel; he's currently in critical condition. A report over the news wire doesn't mention any other passengers in the vehicle, and it doesn't seem that any pedestrians were hurt. A manager at another Deli in the Slope location on Butler Street tells us that this Fifth Avenue location has been closed for about a year.
The tipster who sent the above photo says she happened on the scene "only a few minutes after the crash occurred. The photo was taken just before these men began smashing the windows to access passengers. I left before I saw more, but could smell the burning chemicals for several blocks."