UPPER EAST SIDE — Three people were injured — two critically — after an SUV appeared to jump a curb on the Upper East Side and slammed into a pedestrian Thursday afternoon, NYPD and FDNY officials said.
The collision happened at Madison Avenue and East 64th Street at about 4:47 p.m., according to the FDNY. A 41-year-old man was driving the Chevy Suburban when it mounted the sidewalk near 63rd street and continued north for one block, slamming into the side of a luxury watch store, hitting a 41-year-old woman and knocking over a mailbox before coming to a stop, witnesses and an NYPD spokesman said.
The man was taken out of the driver-side door of the SUV and appeared to be unconscious, a witness added, and a woman was taken from the back of the vehicle and appeared to be alert.
The female pedestrian was laying on the sidewalk next to the Vacheron Constantin store, video of the aftermath showed. She was taken to New York Hospital-Cornell in critical but stable condition, the NYPD spokesman added.
The male driver was taken to the same hospital in critical condition. The woman in the back of the SUV suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lenox Hills Hospital.
Madison was shut down from 57th Street to 65th Street as police investigated.