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.
“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.”
Author : Dean Balsamini, Georgett Roberts