Vehicle slams into Manhattan restaurant leaving at least 18 people injured
More than a dozen people have been injured after a car crashed into an Upper Manhattan restaurant Monday.
Thankfully, everyone is expected to survive.
It happened on Broadway by 204th Street in Inwood.
We’re told two cars collided, then one lost control and slammed into the front facade of a restaurant.
Police said 22 people were hurt, including a 10-year-old girl who suffered a broken leg.
Surveillance video shows the gas station next to the restaurant. In it, you can see a silver car pull out onto Broadway. It appears the car collides with a black car, then the black car swerves off camera.
That’s when it crashes into Inwood Bar and Grill.
Police say the driver of the silver car took off, fleeing the scene.
The driver of the black car, Sory Toure, stayed at the scene.
According to the source “he is an Uber driver and had a passenger in his car when the crash happened. They both suffered minor injuries”.
Toure says the silver car seemingly came out of nowhere, and he feared for his life.
“He was speeding very, very fast. Because that’s why he hit me. If he wasn’t coming like fast, he wouldn’t have hit me,” Toure said. “When it hit me, I think, my life is gone. That’s what I think … I don’t drive, like, drunk drive. I don’t do that. This is my job.”
No arrests have been made.