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Car Backs into Upper East Side Bank and Shatters Storefront, Officials Say

By  Trevor Kapp and Nikhita Venugopal | April 22, 2015 1:57pm 

UPPER EAST SIDE — A car drove into a Third Avenue bank's window on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. 

The car appears to have backed into the storefront of a TD Bank at 1504 Third Ave. near 85th Street at roughly 1 p.m., causing the glass to shatter, according to the FDNY.

The bank declined to comment.

The 19th Precinct tweeted that there were no injuries in the incident and that the sidewalk and street near the bank were closed off to traffic.


Mike Benigno posted a photo of the accident on Twitter


Brad Drobnis, 52, witnessed a woman reversing a white Toyota Highlander into the bank window, and clipping his Nissan Pathfinder, which struck another parked car in the process, he said.

"I looked out and part of my car was on the sidewalk," said Drobnis, who was across the street when the crash happened.

"The police were attending to her," Drobnis said, referring to the crashed car's driver. 

"She walked on her own volition to the ambulance. She wasn't bleeding."