Talk about bad luck! It’s one thing for a vehicle to appear out of nowhere in the business you’re trying to run. But what about doubling it in less than two months? WNYT reports that for the second time in just over a month, a vehicle rammed the Dolce & Biscotti in Clifton Park, NY. Officials say the car hit a pillar outside the entrance on Thursday. Must be some damn good pastries?
There aren’t too many details about the latest accident, but WNYT reports that the driver of the vehicle was elderly. The bakery owner said her staff helped the driver until police showed up. You may remember in February, when a woman accidentally sent her vehicle through the front window from the same bakery. Witnesses say the 82-year-old Mechanicville driver apparently mistook the brakes for the accelerator, then crashed into the middle of the cake aisle.
It hasn’t been a good week for such incidents like this. Just a day before, a 70-year-old man crashed his vehicle into a building in Dobbs Ferry. Officials say the accident happened at the Washington headquarters townhouses, right next to the Hudson River. Hudson Valley 12 says the man was conscious when taken to Westchester Medical Center.
We have seen similar events here in the Hudson Valley over the past few years. In January 2019, a car took off on 9W after the driver took a nap at the wheel, then crashed into Kirky’s Deli & Pizza in Milton. And in May 2020, two separate crashes over a weekend when vehicles rammed into businesses in Rhinebeck and Wappingers Falls. Police said the two vehicles jumped the curb and ended up hitting the two businesses.