Pedestrians struck in the Bronx

Posted at 1:55 PM, Apr 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-07 18:39:01-04

BRONX (PIX11)–  Sunday is a very busy day along 149th Street here in the South Bronx, everyone is out shopping, some with their entire family so you can imagine the panic when a car goes out of control and hops the sidewalk.

There were desperate screams and people diving for safety when the elderly driver plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians. A witness saw a man shove his wife out of the way only to be struck and knocked into the air.

Cops say the 85-year-old driver apparently hit the gas peddle by mistake severing a parking sign, tearing a hole in a building wall and smashing into a Con ED truck.

Four people were rushed to Lincoln Hospital where one remains in serious condition. No charges were brought against the driver.