Two injured after motorist smashes into Downtown café

Two people were injured when a driver crashed into a black SUV on March 13, sending the car flying into a café.
Photo by Rose Adams

Two people were injured after a black SUV smashed into a building on Bond Street on Friday morning, according to authorities.

The vehicle was driving southbound on Bond Street at 11:50 am when another silver car made a left turn from Livingston Street — ramming into the SUV and sending it flying onto the sidewalk, according to witnesses.

“The black car was going straight, and the silver one was turning,” said Raheem Allah, who claims the silver car’s motorist was speeding to make the light. “The guy tried to beat the light.” 

The black car struck a pedestrian before smashing into the facade of the coffee shop Devoción, pinning the pedestrian under the car, witnesses said. 

“There was a lady who was pinned under the vehicle,” said Victor Medina, who works at a nearby barbershop. “I went up to the driver’s side and she was screaming, and then she wasn’t.” 

First responders rushed the pedestrian and another person to Methodist Hospital for treatment, where they are both expected to survive, a Fire Department spokesman said. 

No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation remains ongoing.