A van jumped a curb and hit at least three people near Penn Station around 5:30pm, police said. According to NBC, the vehicle jumped the curb near West 32st Street and Seventh Avenue at about 5:30 p.m., according to authorities.
Law enforcement sources said after the impact, the driver continued on for about a block before stopping on West 31st Street. Sources said he looked dazed after the impact. According to NBC, two women and one man were taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor injuries, police said. The van remained at the scene after what authorities said appears to be an accident, and its driver hasn't been charged with any crimes.
A photo shows fireman standing around one of the injured in the incident.
Roadways around the busy transit hub are blocked off by fire and police vehicles, and both motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area.
Literally just finished crossing the street in front of Penn Station when a car slammed into people. Heard the hit, screams and ran for it
— Alex (@alexcarlton) September 29, 2017
— Ken Duffy (@kenduffywabc) September 29, 2017
— Mark Sundstrom (@106th) September 29, 2017
— Stephanie Ann (@StephDorazio) September 29, 2017
Witnesses tweeting about possible car into crowd outside Penn Station. No word on injuries, but several ambulances seen. https://t.co/amSGqsmq7U
— Jillian Stampher (@JillianStampher) September 29, 2017
Commuters and pedestrians around the scene described hearing screams after the the impact steps from the nation's busiest railroad station. Roadways around the busy transit hub are blocked off by fire and police vehicles, and motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area if possible.
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