Monday, May 12, 2014

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER plows into Bronx barber shop


Livery cab driver plows SUV into Bronx barber shop, injures child

The driver lost control of the SUV on White Plains Road near Watson Ave. in the Bronx before hitting the barber shop and injuring a boy who was outside.


She cut a little off the front — of the barber shop.

A livery cab driver lost control of her Toyota Highlander and plowed into a Bronx barber shop Saturday — injuring a boy outside, officials and witnesses said.

The SUV veered onto the sidewalk on White Plains Road near Watson Ave. at about 7:15 p.m., clipping the child before slamming into the Hustler’s Barber Shop.

“I heard a couple of booms, crashes (and then) a loud noise,” said barber Steve Brown. “The next thing I know I see the nose of that truck coming through the front door.”

The child was taken to Jacobi Hospital with a minor injury, officials said. The driver was not hurt. Cops were investigating Saturday night.

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FDNY: Car drives into barber shop, injures young boy on White Plains Road

Neighbors say a woman that was driving a Toyota Highlander was trying to make a U-turn on White Plains Road. (5/11/14)
THE BRONX - The FDNY says a car crashed into Hustler's Barber Shop in the Bronx Saturday night.

Employees of Hustler's Barber Shop say a woman driving a Toyota Highlander was trying to make a U-turn on White Plains Road when she hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, sending her up the curb and into the shop.

Witnesses say there was a group of young boys in front of the shop, and one of them was struck by the SUV.

The boy was transported by EMS to Jacobi Medical Center. There is no word yet on his condition.