3 Hospitalized After Out-of-Control Driver Crashes Into Long Island Pizzeria - NBC New York

3 Hospitalized After Out-of-Control Driver Crashes Into Long Island Pizzeria

"Somebody was shouting, 'There's a car in the pizza place!'" one witness said

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    66-Year-Old Woman Drives Into NY Pizzeria

    An out-of-control car slammed into a Long Island pizzeria, sending three people to a hospital. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Sunday, March 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A woman crashed into another car before careening into a Long Island pizzeria

    • Her car ran over an employee's foot; three people were hospitalized

    • Police say the crash was an accident and the woman won't face charges

    A Long Island driver hit the gas instead of the brake before careening into another car and thundering into a pizzeria, police said.

    Three people were hospitalized after the 66-year-old woman accidentally stepped on the gas at Herzel Boulevard, sparking the chaotic chain of events in West Babylon, Suffolk County police said.

    The woman's Mercury Grand Marquis struck a car at the intersection of Little East Neck Road and then plowed into Giovanni's Pizza, according to police.

    "Somebody was shouting, 'There's a car in the pizza place!'" Bob Timmers said. "I came running out and there was a Lincoln fully in that pizza place."

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    The woman's car drove over the foot of an employee at the pizza shop, police said. The employee and two customers were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

    Neither the woman nor the other driver were injured.

    Police said the crash was deemed an accident and that the woman won't face charges.

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