OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (PIX11) – Officials say 15 people were injured after a car crashed through a Long Island Trader Joe’s Friday afternoon.
Fire chief Kevin Klein said an older woman lost control of her car about 1 p.m. and slammed into the front of the store by the registers. One person was pinned to the wall by the car. He sustained critical injuries.
The driver told police that she didn’t know how the accident happened. Klein said the driver is “more shook up than injured.”
Witnesses say a Trader Joe’s employee pulled the woman out of the car.
The store had recently reopened after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
“We just got the store back,” said Donnelly. “It was just rebuilt.”
Eleven people were taken to the hospital and three refused care. One person drove his own car to the hospital.
The majority of the injuries were caused by the storefront glass shattering on customers.