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SUV jumps curb, plows into pedestrians and UES building

Three people were hurt — one critically — when a car hit a pedestrian and slammed into an Upper East Side building Thursday afternoon, Fire Department officials said.

The black Chevy Suburban jumped a curb at Madison Avenue and 64th Street just before 5 p.m., hit a woman, and smashed into the building, according to witness, Dan Scott.

“He was speeding, ran the light, lost control, and then hit the curb,” he said.

The impact was so loud, witness Angel Ocasio though the building was collapsing.

“Suddenly I heard a big, loud boom. When I look all I saw was a big cloud of smoke and all I could think was ‘Oh no, the building collapsed,’” said Ocasio, who was on the street nearby. “Someone came out with a fire extinguisher because no one knew how bad it was going to get or how bad it was.”

One victim can be seen lying bloody in the doorway, video posted to social media shows.

“It was horrible to see someone like that,” Scott said, adding she was left there for about 20 minutes before being removed by paramedics.

The smashed vehicle was wedged between a light pole and the building, and several pieces of its bumper and grill — as well as a trash can and mailbox — littered the road, photos show.

The 40-year-old driver and 41-year-old pedestrian, a woman from Maryland, were taken to New York-Presbyterian. The female victim suffered a lacerated liver and several fractures, police said.

A female passenger was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, according to authorities.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/07/20/suv-jumps-curb-plows-into-pedestrians-and-ues-building/

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