2 drivers arrested after flying garbage can injures Kips Bay pedestrian

KIPS BAY, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two drivers were charged with driving with suspended licenses following a car crash that injured a pedestrian in Kips Bay, Manhattan, Wesnesday.

Their vehicles, a Kia sedan and a Mercury Mountaineer SUV, collided while traveling north on Third Avenue near East 31st Street at around 5:20 p.m.

The Kia's 29-year-old driver hit the brakes, and then the SUV's 34-year-old driver tried to swerve out of the way, but ended up sideswiping the Kia.

The SUV then struck a traffic light pole and a garbage can.

The garbage can then struck a 29-year-old pedestrian. She was knocked to the ground by the force of the impact.

The pedestrian, the SUV driver, and his passenger were all treated at Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers were charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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