Several injuries -- fortunately all of the injured are recovering.
Thank to Westchester News 12 for great coverage. See the video HERE.
By all appearances, this seems like a case of pedal error. Although sudden acceleration has not been ruled out, there have been no reports of mechanical issues. The 58 year-old driver claims that there was some sort of mechanical failure; this is not indicated from the video. The SUV clearly accelerates, and comes to a stop only because of the debris (and people) piled in front of it after crashing through the entry and the circulation desk.
Now for the irony: the designers of the building did think that bollards would be a good idea to place at the library entrance; unfortunately, they thought two of them were sufficient and those two were placed so widely apart that the SUV had no trouble passing right between them......they look more like goal posts than barriers in the photo below. With a nice easy access ramp to the glass doors making it even easier.
It didn't have to be this way....