woman knocked down 7 pedestrians at the intersection
The vehicle hit at least seven people at a Manhattan crosswalk, leaving horrific blood trails, before the driver who made the hit fled and was arrested at the scene of another crash in Queens, according to police, according to NBCNewYork.
According to police, the accident occurred late on Sunday, August 20 at the intersection of West 36th Street and Sixth Avenue in the city center. Imani Lucas, 29, was driving a Honda Accord east on 36th Street and turning onto Sixth Avenue when she hit seven people crossing the road, police said.
One of the victims suffered critical injuries and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, police said. Five more people were taken to district hospitals, but their condition was not specified. The age and description of the victims were not reported. According to authorities, one person refused medical treatment.
According to police, the woman driving the Honda continued after the accident and drove to Queens, after which police officers caught up with her on the Long Island Expressway. There, she had another accident, this time with two other cars in the Fresh Meadows area. The police arrested her at the intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and 188 Street.
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Lucas was taken into custody at the scene of the second accident. It is not known what charges she was charged with or whether anyone was hurt in the incident in Queens. Traffic in the area of the scene was blocked for several hours. The investigation is ongoing.
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