Park Slope

INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Joggers escape runaway van by fraction of a second

April 25, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A wild video showing a careening van barely missing two joggers by a fraction of a second before crashing into a Park Slope deli has been posted by CBS.

Surveillance cameras rolled on the scene at the Deli & Smoke Shop in Park Slope, at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, on Wednesday morning.

Dutch tourist Caroline DeJong and her friend were out for what could easily have been their last jog.

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“I feel really lucky,” she told CBS. DeJong said she couldn’t believe she was able to jump out of the way in time.

Witnesses said the white van swerved out of control on Fifth Avenue when a blue van ran a red light and clipped it. Nasr Alfahad, the cashier at the shop, told CBS, “It sounded like a bomb.”

The driver blamed for causing the wreck told cops she was “stressed” from family issues and may have been distracted. No charges have been filed.

Read the full story at CBS.

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