At least one injured in spectacular crash

Pedestrian hit by debris
January 31, 2008 3:39:38 PM PST
Two people were hurt in a spectacular car accident in Auburndale, Queens, Thursday. Police say an out-of-control car overturned near a house at 144-24 20th Avenue, near Parsons Boulevard, around 3:30 p.m.

Police say the incident started with a simple accident on the service road to the Whitestone Expressway. But instead of stopping, authorities say one driver made a sharp right turn, sped up 20th Avenue, clipped a tree, plowed through a fence and flipped.

One man, a pedestrian, was hurt after police say he was struck by debris. He was not seriously hurt.

Police say the driver, a 37-year-old woman, is in serious condition. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

Authorities say a small vial of white powder was found in the car.