Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Pedestrians hit in Lower Manhattan crash

Pedestrians hit in Lower Manhattan crash

The NYPD says three people were injured when they were struck by a vehicle in Lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon.

It happened at about 1:20 p.m. near the intersection near Liberty and Broadway. The Lincoln continued eastbound and struck the rear-end of a Mercedes SUV before coming to a stop.

The victims were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities were working to determine whether the crash was intentional.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the suspected road rage.

A witness, Hector Freytes of Queens, says people scattered as the auto sped along Liberty. Police and fire departments are at the scene and the driver of the vehicle is in custody.

Preliminary information suggests two TLC drivers were involved in a crash and at least one of those drivers jumped the curb and hit pedestrians, police said. Police are questioning the driver.

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