Car Crashes into Outdoor Dining Area in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN, NY – A woman was injured on Thursday morning after a car crashed into a cafe’s outdoor dining area and then drove away from the scene.

The accident occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m. on August 27. Patrons heard a loud crash while sitting outside at Cafe Alula, located on Franklin Street near Eagle Street. ABC 7 NY reports that a gray Toyota Camry was attempting to turn right on Franklin Street when the vehicle collided with the cafe’s outdoor barricade. The crash pushed the barricade into multiple diners who were sitting outside.

A 33-year-old woman sustained moderate injuries from the collision. Medics transported the woman to NYU Langone Brooklyn for treatment. She was released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon with moderate bruising from the accident, according to NBC 4 New York.

After the accident, the driver fled the scene without providing assistance to the injured patron. Matt White, a customer at Cafe Alula, stated that the driver was an older man, but he could not provide any additional details. At this time, the police are still searching for the driver.

This is the second accident this week involving a vehicle crashing into an outdoor dining area. Repeated accidents have intensified the calls to reopen indoor dining in New York City. However, some patrons report that they prefer to sit outside during COVID-19, and they wish the city would invest better protection for diners.

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