A driver of a Honda Accord struck seven pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan, seriously injuring one person. The incident occurred when the driver allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of West 36th Street and 6th Avenue. The 29-year-old woman continued driving into Queens and collided with two other vehicles on the Long Island Expressway. She was subsequently arrested and is currently being held and evaluated at a hospital. The police have stated that there are no indications of terrorism or intoxication-related motives.
Six of the pedestrians hit were taken to local hospitals for treatment, with all of them reported to be in stable condition as of Monday morning. A 34-year-old woman suffered serious injuries to her head and back, while a 30-year-old man complained of pain in his back and legs but refused medical attention. Disturbing photos and footage circulating online depicted the graphic aftermath of the collision, showing people lying on the sidewalk, injured and bleeding.
The driver’s vehicular rampage continued when she crashed into two other vehicles on the Long Island Expressway. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in this subsequent accident. The driver was arrested after her car was disabled, and she is currently being held at North Shore University Hospital. The police are expected to announce charges against her later on Monday. Authorities have not found any evidence suggesting that the collision was deliberate or related to terrorism, and the driver did not display signs of intoxication.