WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, MANHATTAN – Police were called to the scene of an accident at a subway station in upper Manhattan on Friday morning, the Daily News reports.
It happened in the vicinity of 157th Street and Broadway in Washington Heights at about 9:15 a.m.
Investigators said the driver of a Nissan Rogue SUV lost control of the vehicle, veered off Broadway and went onto a curb. He kept going down the sidewalk and ended up crashing into the staircase of the 1 train subway station. The vehicle went down about a half dozen steps of the stairway. No one was injured in the accident.
The driver, identified by authorities as 25-year-old Miguel Delacruz-Martinez, was reportedly trapped in the vehicle but was extricated by the NYPD Emergency Services Unit. He was taken into custody at the scene after the incident and was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless endangerment.
The NYPD is continuing its investigation into the collision.
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