Saturday, May 5, 2012

SUV Reverses into Construction Shed and Brick Wall in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — An SUV accidentally reversed through a construction shed and smashed into a brick wall Remsen Street Saturday morning, officals said.

The driver of the 1997 Ford SUV was maneuvering the vehicle and apparently put it in reverse when he intended to go forward, workers at the scene told New York.

The driver accelerated through the supports of a construction shed outside 98 Remsen St. and then plowed into a brick wall attached to the landmarked building in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, officials said.

The one-block stretch of Henry Street was closed off for several hours as a crew from Pilku Construction — which was approved for work on the house by the Landmarks Preservation Commission back in January — attempted to secure the scaffolding.

"Everything is safe," said Willy Pilku, 25, the manager for Pilku Construction overseeing the work. "It's just a little piece [that was hit]. We're just securing it. Once it's secure, they can tow the car. Once they tow the car we can rebuild it."

Both the driver and the building owner declined to comment.

By: DNAinfo

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