Wild crash in Harlem injures 5, including newborn baby

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Carolina Leid has the latest developments. (WABC)

Kenneth Cunningham could not believe his eyes when he arrived at 145th and 7th Avenue in Harlem after his sister called him crying. Witnesses say a maroon-colored work van cut off a black Nissan, causing it to hop the curb onto the busy sidewalk, hitting one pedestrian around 7:30 Friday night.

A witness, identified as "D-Nice" said a black car was shoved up onto the sidewalk into the store.

"Somebody beat the stop light," she said.

A group of people immediately helped get the newborn baby, her father and friend out of the car. Others tried to keep the woman who was hit calm until paramedics arrived.

"Everybody was screaming, trying to take the baby out," said eyewitness Victor Nieves, "the lady was screaming, the gentleman was screaming, it was a brand new baby - it was just crazy. It's unbelievable how people can drive reckless."

"My niece ain't been here on this Earth for a week yet," said Kenneth Cunningham, "She was born on August 14th."

Cunningham assures Eyewitness News that the baby will be just fine, but would not give any more details.

There are no words on whether charges will be filed.
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