(UPDATED) Car jumps curb, injuring four in the East Village

Car crashes into storefront in East Village. Credit: Getty Images
Car crashes into storefront in East Village. Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE: Three pedestrians and a bicyclist were wounded in a motor vehicle collision in the East Village this morning, police reported.

The incident occurred around 6:58 a.m. this morning, cops said, when a white 2013 Nissan Altima driving southbound on Second Avenue jumped the curb on the west side of the avenue between Fifth and Fourth streets.

Preliminary police reports indicate the car, driven by a 32-year-old man with a female passenger, hit a sign, a fire hydrant and a tree, and then continued down the block.

The driver then hit three men in front of a grocery store at 69 Second Ave., police said. Two of the victims, aged 38 and 53, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. The third victim, 62, was in serious condition when all three were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The men had been watering plants outside the store when they were hit, cops said.

Cops said the driver continued farther, finally coming to a stop 3 feet away from a wheelchair ramp at East Fourth Street and Second Avenue, where he hit a 37-year-old man on a rented CitiBike. That victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, along with the driver, who was listed in stable condition with only minor injuries.

Police say the incident is under investigation. According to law enforcement sources, the driver will likely face charges, possibly for a DUI. The female passenger has reportedly given a statement to police.

Police have identified the driver as Shaun Martin, 32, from Queens. The 62-year-old victim’s condition has been upgraded and he is no longer considered likely to die. Police say the 38-year-old is in stable condition, and the 37-year-old cyclist and the 54-year-old who was outside the grocery store are both likely to survive.

Metro’s original story is below.

Three pedestrians and a bicyclist were wounded when a car jumped a curb in the East Village this morning, police reported.

The FDNY reported six people injured: one in serious condition, four in serious but stable condition, and one with minor injuries. There were two vehicles involved in the initial report of the incident, the fire department said, but they could not confirm that at this time.

Cops said four victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital. Three were not likely to die from their injuries, but one victim, a man in his 60s, reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver had only minor injuries.

The Highway Collision Investigation Squad was requested to respond to the scene.

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.