LOWER MANHATTAN, New York - Six people were injured in a multi-car crash that sent one vehicle onto the sidewalk in Lower Manhattan Thursday.
It happened at about 1:20 p.m. near the intersection near Liberty and Broadway.
NYPD officials said the driver of a Lincoln Continental struck a gray Ford Explorer at this intersection, struck two people and then proceeded east on Liberty street for nearly a block before rear-ending a red Mercedes SUV. The second crash sent the Lincoln up onto the sidewalk.
A bicyclist was struck near the scene of the second crash. Three more people were hurt when the car went up on the sidewalk.
"The lady in front of me with I guess the ankle that was messed up, she was screaming because it was painful I imagine," said Hector Freytes, a witness. "I've never seen anything like that."
Police said none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.
An NYPD official said this crash does not appear to be intentional. The driver of the Lincoln was questioned by police, as officials said it was first thought to be a road rage incident. However, the driver said he suffered a medical incident and was later released.
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