Elderly driver smashes auto into NY laundromat, injuring 6


Six people were injured when a white SUV reversed into a Staten Island laundromat Sunday morning.

Six patients were transported to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, the spokesman said.

Police say the 74-year-old driver may have mixed up the gas and brake pedals when his SUV slammed into the Page Avenue Laundromat, at 240 Page Ave.in Tottenville, Staten Island, just after 8 a.m.

"She couldn't feel her legs, she was in a lot of pain".

Three of the injuries were believed to be serious but nonlife-threatening, while the remaining three are believed to be minor. She fell but she got up and ran inside, "And I saw one of my friends on the floor". There is no criminality suspected at this time, the spokesman said.

Michelle's family members were temporarily pinned against the vehicle and the laundry equipment.

"Before I could grab my daughter, he pinned her and my father against the dryer", she said.

She said it was a miracle that all of them came out alive.

The store owner says he initially thought the sound was a bomb bursting. "Closed due to a vehicle accident!" The investigation into the case is still ongoing but police said the incident seemed an accident and no one had been charged yet.