BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – Police said the driver of an SUV jumped a curb in the Bronx Tuesday and struck a group of pedestrians, according to WNBC.
NYPD officers and rescue crews responded to the Longwood neighborhood after the incident occurred at East 163rd Street and Prospect Avenue at about 12:15 p.m. Investigators determined that the driver was attempting to put the SUV into reverse but accidentally hit the gas instead. The vehicle struck people who were lining up for a Food Bank For New York City distributed event, and then crashed into a hair salon that was closed at the time.
At least six of the people waiting in line for food were injured, five seriously. One of those hurt was an elderly woman pinned against the SUV and a building, witnesses said. The driver stayed at the scene but was transported to an area hospital as a precaution.
There was no immediate word on whether any charges would be filed against the driver. Building inspectors responded to evaluate the damage resulting from the crash.
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