Updated 1:44 p.m.
BY ANGELA MATUA
A woman crashed her car into an Aeropostale store at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center Sunday afternoon, shattering the front window and nearly taking out shoppers, according to officials.
The FDNY said the crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Bell Boulevard and 23rd Street in Bayside. Only minor injuries were reported, according to the 109th Precinct’s Twitter page.
According to published reports, there were 14 people inside the store when the collision occurred. Three large clothing shelves reportedly flew to the back of the store as a result.
The manager of the store was reportedly taken to the hospital after experiencing a panic attack. A witness said the 90-year-old driver was trying to park and accidentally accelerated instead, according to reports.
An investigation is ongoing.