4 injured when driver crashes into outdoor dining structure in East Harlem


EAST HARLEM, MANHATTAN – Police were searching for a driver who left the scene after crashing into an outdoor dining structure in Manhattan on Saturday night, reports WNBC.

The incident happened in the vicinity of East 111th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue in East Harlem at about 10:15 p.m.  Investigators said the driver of a red Nissan Murano sport utility vehicle crashed into a vehicle, hit five more cars and then plowed into the dining enclosure at Dell’Aria coffee shop at 232 E. 111th Street.

At least four people were hurt in the incident but they were not believed to have been seriously injured.  The driver of the Nissan left the vehicle behind and fled the scene on foot, witnesses told the New York Post. Police have yet to issue a description of the person being sought.

It was not clear what led to the initial collision, but one witness estimated the driver of the Nissan had been going 80 to 100 miles an hour at one point.

According to the Post report, the Nissan had 23 violations in New York City, including 13 speeding tickets in school zones and one ticket for running a red light.

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