No injuries reported after SUV overturns near Kings Plaza in Brooklyn

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Firefighters pack up after freeing a woman from her overturned SUV on Flatbush Avenue next to Kings Plaza shopping mall. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Firefighters and EMS were on the scene in Brooklyn Friday morning responding to a chain-reaction crash near the Kings Plaza shopping center garage.

A woman told amNewYork that she swerved to avoid a car coming out of the garage on Flatbush Avenue, causing her to strike a curb and overturn.

The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, was not injured in the crash that occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 on the northbound side of Flatbush Avenue near Avenue V. The wreck caused severe damage to her Nissan Pathfinder that was left on its side.

Firefighters had to cut her windshield out to free her from the overturned SUV, but she refused medical attention, police said.

The other driver stayed on the scene, but said he was not responsible for the crash. Neither driver was charged with any infractions.

Numerous crashes have occurred at the mall in recent months and special safety zones have been set up by the 63rd Precinct and new traffic islands and changes to the traffic lights to slow down traffic. The area between Avenues V and U have been notorious for crashes, officials say.

Holiday shopping traffic on Flatbush Avenue was snarled north-bound for about 20 minutes until NYPD Emergency Services could right the vehicle for removal.

ESU pulls car back onto its four wheels after it overturned next to Kings Plaza shopping mall, a location where numerous crashes have occurred. (Photo by Todd Maisel)