7 injured when driver hits crowd of pedestrians at NYC crosswalk


MANHATTAN, NY – A woman is under arrest after police said she crashed into a group of pedestrians in New York City late Sunday night, WCBS reports.

Investigators said the 29-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord when the incident happened at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and East 36th Street in Manhattan shortly before midnight.

The driver allegedly went through a red light and hit seven people who were crossing the street at the crosswalk.

The victims, ranging in age 24 to 61 years old, were taken to area hospitals.  One person was listed in critical condition.

Police said the driver of the Accord kept going after the crash without stopping to help.  She continued through the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and collided with another vehicle near the Clearview Expressway.

The woman was subsequently taken into custody and taken to a hospital for evaluation.  No injuries were reported in the second accident.

Traffic was blocked for hours near the scene in Midtown while police were investigating the incident.

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