It happened at 31st Street and 7th Avenue around 5:24 p.m. The van seemingly blew right through a red light.
7th Avenue was closed as dozens of firefighters tended to the injured at the scene.
Fortunately, all three of the injured pedestrians are expected to survive.
What i thought was a bomb at penn station thankfully wasnt 😫😭 everyone was running and screaming in complete chaos literally so scary pic.twitter.com/EDpiY0770e— Sebastian (@sebascintron) September 29, 2017
Investigators say it appears a stuck floor mat caused the van's driver to go through the red light and into the unsuspecting pedestrians.
The 68-year-old driver was given a summons for dangerous driving and released.
There will be a hearing for him at the NYC Traffic Violations Bureau.
A conviction carries two points on his driver's license and a minimum fine of $138.