Pedal to the nettle: Guy plows into flower shop

Pedal to the nettle: Guy plows into flower shop
Thorny situation: The driver hit the pedal through a stop sign and plowed into another car and a florist.
Photo by Mark Mellone

Opps a daisy!

A scofflaw is in critical condition after he sped through a stop sign, caused a four-car crash, and barreled through a flower shop on March 19.

The yahoo was driving a brand new Toyota on E.13th Street and ignored a stop sign on Gravesend Neck Road, T-boning a Jeep and then plowing through a florist’s window, police said. The Jeep slammed into a parked car that hit a fourth parked vehicle, both of which we unoccupied, officials said.

Floral re-arrangement: The shop was in shambles after the wreck.
Photo by Mark Mellone

The Jeep’s driver went to Methodist Hospital with neck and back pain, police said. His passengers — a 36-year-old woman, and their two-year-old and seven-month-old — were uninjured, law enforcement sources said.

The 41-year-old driver who flouted the stop sign went to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition for internal bleeding, police said.

Cops have not made any arrests and are still investigating, officials said.

Close call: A scofflaw T-boned a Jeep carrying a young family. The Jeep lost its bumper, but the passengers are okay, police said.
Photo by Mark Mellone

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