Car crashes into bar on McLean Avenue in Yonkers

The car smashed into the River's Edge bar on the corner of Bronx River Road and McLean Avenue in Yonkers. (5/27/14)

YONKERS - A car crashed into a popular bar in Yonkers early this morning.

Police say the driver of a gray Nissan smashed into the River's Edge bar on the corner of Bronx River Road and McLean Avenue at around 3 a.m.

The driver fled the scene, and police are still searching for him. Police say they have the car and hope to make an arrest soon.

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Officials say the crash may have compromised the structural integrity of the building and as a result, four families living above the bar had to be evacuated.

Ten adults, four children, two dogs and a cat will not be able to return until a building inspector completes a review. The Red Cross is helping the displaced.

Police say the restaurant will be closed during repairs, but the owner says he plans to use a banquet room in the back for the many events scheduled this month.

 

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