Car smashes through Broadway Rite Aid entrance


An entrance generally reserved for walking customers made way for an uninvited car Tuesday afternoon at a Rite Aid store in Kingsbridge.

A 2005 Ford crashed through the automatic doors of the 5825 Broadway location of Rite Aid facing West 238th Street around noontime May 21, according to police. 

A 73-year-old man was trying to park his car, according to a report. But instead of backing up, he drove forward, crashing through the vestibule glass structure.

Although the car was quickly removed from the scene, passers-by could clearly see a warped metal frame of the entrance in the car's wake, as well as broken glass dotting the sidewalk.  There were no reports of injuries.

Rite Aid employees were mum at the scene, while a spokesman for the Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Corp., refused to comment.

This developing news story was updated May 22 at 10:40 a.m., with additional information about the vehicle and driver.