SUV slams into Pleasantville drug store, shopper hospitalized

<p>An elderly man driving an SUV hopped a Pleasantville curb Friday afternoon and slammed into a pharmacy.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2018, 5:27 PM

Updated 2,180 days ago

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An elderly man driving an SUV hopped a Pleasantville curb Friday afternoon and slammed into a pharmacy.
The impact smashed apart most of the front window and the bricks beneath it, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the building and sending an elderly female shopper to the hospital. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening. Building inspectors later said they found no structural damage.
The driver initially backed out of a parking space and bumped a parked car before changing gears and accidentally driving into the drug store, according to Erik Grutzner, Pleasantville's chief of police.
The driver and a passenger in the SUV both declined medical attention, police say.
Police said they were not immediately sure whether they would issue a citation for the driver.
Despite the damage, the pharmacy continued serving its customers.
"We're gonna try to accommodate everybody," said own Sal Dileo. "We will get everybody their medication."
One of those customers was Michelle Lida, who said she had run out of her meds and needed a resupply.
"I came and they just gave it to me without questions asked," she said.


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