6 hurt in multi-car crash that sent car onto sidewalk in Lower Manhattan

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Friday, December 8, 2017
Road rage may have led to pedestrian crash that injured 6 in Lower Manhattan
CeFaan Kim reports on the crash from Lower Manhattan.

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- 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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