An out-of-control Dodge wreaked havoc in Park Slope on Sunday, careening into and knocking down the blue scaffolding outside of the old Landmark Pub building on Seventh Avenue and Second Street, reportedly taking down the awning of the Met Food Market next store, and, finally, crashing into a tree in front of Maggie Moo’s ice cream shop.
“The tree’s still there, but it’s slanted,” said Deja Alston, who was working at Maggie Moo’s at around 2:30 pm, when the accident occurred.
The driver of the Dodge was reportedly taken to New York Methodist Hospital. There were no other injuries.
The Buildings Department confirmed the course of events and sought to assure the public that the protective scaffolding around the deteriorating Landmark Pub building would be reconstructed as soon as possible.
“The impact from the car led to approximately 20 feet of the sidewalk shed collapsing,” said Kate Lindquist, a Buildings Department spokeswoman. “[We] issued an emergency declaration for [the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development] to repair the sidewalk shed.”
As reported in The Paper in April, a 36-inch piece glass fell from the same building, piercing the roof of a convertible. No one was inside the car.
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