1 killed, 6 injured when car plows into NYC pedestrians
New York – Police say a driver trying to parallel park on a New York City street lost control of his minivan and struck several pedestrians standing next to a fruit stand, killing one person and injuring six others.
It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Monday in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Police say four people were hospitalized. Two are in critical condition and the other two are in serious condition.
Police say the 70-year-old driver, who remained at the scene, was arrested on charges of failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.
Video shows a dark-colored minivan speeding down a street in reverse before hitting the curb.
A man who runs a parking lot across the street tells the New York Post “it sounded like a big boom.”