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Party pooper: Motorist ruins SUV; misses birthday party • Brooklyn Paper

Party pooper: Motorist ruins SUV; misses birthday party

Rescuers try to straighten an SUV that landed on its side during an accident at the corner of Glenwood Road and Troy Avenue last Friday.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Talk about a birthday bash!

A 33-year-old East Flatbush man flipped his SUV and ended up in the hospital following a freak accident near the corner of Troy Avenue and Glenwood Road on Sept. 29 — as he drove to his own birthday party.

Witnesses said the victim’s SUV was approaching the intersection at 9:30 pm when another vehicle cut him off.

Surprised, the motorist cut the wheel and swerved into a fire hydrant — sending the SUV onto its side.

Members of the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Service freed the motorist from his vehicle and took him to Kings County Hospital with minor injuries.

The accident may have delayed the man’s birthday festivities — but not by much: as paramedics looked over him, the 33-year-old was using the Facebook app on his phone to check out all the birthday wishes he received and alert everyone that he was running late to his own party, witnesses said.

A young man was hospitalized after his SUV flipped over at the corner of Glenwood Road and Troy Avenue — while he was on his way to his birthday party.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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