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Crash Sends SUV Barreling Onto Sidewalk; 3 Hurt: FDNY

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    Crash Throws SUV Onto NYC Sidewalk, Hurting 3: FDNY

    A crash sent an SUV barreling onto the sidewalk in Manhattan during the evening rush, injuring at least three people. Michael George reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    What to Know

    • At least three people were hurt in what witnesses said was a chain-reaction crash in Kips Bay

    • None of the injuries are reported to be life-threatening after an SUV went screaming over a curb on East 31st Street and Third Avenue

    • The drivers of both cars stayed at the scene, and have each been cited for driving with a suspended license

    A crash sent an SUV barreling onto the sidewalk in Manhattan during the evening rush Wednesday, injuring at least three people, officials said. 

    Witnesses said a chain-reaction crash caused a black SUV to jump the curb and smash a pole on East 31st Street and Third Avenue in Kips Bay.

    "I heard a tremendous crash, and metal was flying and the girl was down," said witness Arlene Normyle. 

    "The smaller black car hit the van, and the van ran into the pole, which ran into the garbage can, which hit the lady," said Dijon Davantes, who was making a delivery nearby.

    Pedestrians Struck in Kips Bay

    [NY] Pedestrians Struck in Kips Bay
    At least three people have been injured in the Kips Bay crash.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    Two people in the SUV were injured and rushed to the hospital, along with a woman on the sidewalk who was apparently struck by a garbage can. None of the injuries are reported to be life-threatening. 

    "She was trembling all over, and her things were scattered all over," said Normyle. 

    The drivers of both cars stayed at the scene, and have each been cited for driving with a suspended license. 

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