Eight Hurt When Car Jumps Curb

NEW YORK (June 19, 2013)--Eight people were injured, one of them critically, when a car jumped a curb and slammed into a Manhattan store early Wednesday, police and fire officials said.

The white car hit the 24-hour grocery in the East Village around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

One witness, Rafael Fuentes, said the driver lost control about a block away and the car plowed through everything on the sidewalk.

Another witness, Najava Stone, says people were hurt by flying debris.

He said the car spun before come to rest in a crosswalk.

A fire hydrant landed down the block, a large tree and a street sign were knocked down and outdoor refrigerator cases were overturned.

Flowers were strewn on the sidewalk and on the crumpled hood of the car.

Its front windshield was cracked and the back window was destroyed.

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