At around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, there was a loud bang; when the people walking down Bedford Avenue turned to look, they saw that a car had crashed into the supermarket. Its crushed hood was lodged into the store's front window, shattered glass and pieces of metal all around.
The car, a silver Mercedes Benz, had jumped the curb and barreled over three of the metal posts that fence in shopping carts in the front of the NSA Supermarket, which sits at the Clarkson Avenue corner in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.
The driver -- a thin man in his 20s or 30s -- stepped out, looking stunned.
The crowd, drawn by the sound of the crash, gathered quickly, pouring out of the nearby laundromat, bodega, pizza joint, and apartment buildings. There were gasps as the onlookers realized that a woman had been hit. She lay on the ground, conscious but bloodied, stuck between the car and one of the upright metals posts.More »