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Mercedes slams into NYC scaffolding, driver arrested: cops

All Patriot NewsApril 10, 20213min
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A Mercedes-Benz with a trunk full of high-end bags slammed into scaffolding along Midtown East, causing a mess, police said.

A man in his 20s was driving the Mercedes E300 along East 58th Street, between Second and Third avenues around 4 a.m., when he crashed the high-end car into a section of scaffolding in front of 200 East 58th St., cops said.

The impact collapsed part of the scaffolding and sent wooden planks splaying across the street, pictures from the scene show.

The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license, an NYPD spokesman said.

FDNY firefighters used a hydraulic rescue tool to open the car trunk, where cops found a number of high end designer bags and purses — but authorities couldn’t immediately say whether the items were stolen.

Police removed a large amount of high end bags and purses from the trunk of the vehicle.
Police removed a large amount of high end bags and purses from the trunk of the vehicle.
Seth Gottfried/New York Post

“I was holding my breath,” a TLC driver who witnessed the crash while waiting for his riders, said at the scene. The cabbie alleged the Mercedes was one of two cars possibly speeding or racing at about “100 miles per hour.”

The driver required medical attention and was taken to an unknown hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver required medical attention and was taken to an unknown hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Seth Gottfried/New York Post

Author : Dean Balsamini, Georgett Roberts

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