A driver in Staten Island reversed his SUV at high-speed and crashed the car into a laundromat on Sunday, injuring six people and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The Sunday morning crash was captured on surveillance footage, which shows the terrifying moment the driver, a 74-year-old man, began backing up and then plowed his car into the laundromat, only coming to a stop near a back wall:
Six people were injured in the incident according to the FDNY, and all of them were taken to Staten Island University Hospital North. Three people were seriously injured, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. Bon Koo, the owner of Page Laundromat, told the Staten Island Advance that he believed one of the injured people wound up with a broken elbow.
Police said they don't suspect criminality in the crash, since the driver said that he hit the gas instead of the brake. One witness told NBC4 that a pregnant victim of the crash couldn't feel her legs.
"She couldn't feel her legs, she was in a lot of pain. So when she saw me, she was like, 'My legs!'"
Koo told the channel that the driver did over $20,000 in damages to the laundromat, which remains closed for repairs.