Police SUV crashes into flower shop on Staten Island

CLIFTON, Staten Island (WABC) -- An NYPD sergeant is in the hospital after his SUV crashed into a business in the Clinton section of Staten Island.

The driver apparently had a medical condition just before crashing into the Bay Street building just after midnight.

The sergeant passed out at the wheel of the SUV and swerved into the side of a flower shop.

He sustained a non life-threatening injury and was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition.

The police cruiser crashed into a store with apartments above. Tenants rushed down to make sure the officer was OK.

The sergeant is assigned to the department's newly created Strategic Response Group.

The owners of the flower shop were out to survey the damage Tuesday morning.

The owners and other tenants are not being allowed back in until the building's structural integrity is evaluated.
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