SUV Crashes Into Bank


ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A sport utility vehicle crashed through the front doors of a bank in Rochester, N.Y., injuring five people, officials say.

The SUV crashed through the glass doors of the Citizens Bank in Waring Plaza shortly after 9 a.m. EDT Monday morning, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.

Rochester Police Lt. Frank Alberti said the driver of the vehicle was backing out of a parking space after leaving the bank. The driver then decided to pull back in to correct her angle and her foot slipped off the brake and hit the gas.

The SUV shattered the glass doors of the bank, coming to a halt against a counter in the bank’s main room.

Of the five people who were injured, four were struck by the car. All were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Although still investigating the crash, police believe it to be an accident.

“It was definitely an accident,” Tammi Herron, a witness at the bank, said. “It was not intentional.”

Herron said the driver was very shaken up.

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