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    Car veers off street in Manhattan killing 1, injuring 4 others

    ByAnthony Carlo

    Monday, June 5, 2023 3:25AM

    Car veers off street in Manhattan killing 1, injuring 4 others

    GRAMERCY PARK, Manhattan (WABC) — One person was killed and multiple others were struck in Manhattan on Sunday.

    Police say the driver was avoiding a cyclist when the crash happened just before 8 p.m. on 21st Street and Third Avenue.

    The driver was arrested and taken into custody, and charges are pending. He is currently being evaluated for DWI.

    Police say the sound of a Hyundai Sonata swerving to avoid a cyclist and smashing into a kiosk and a bunch of pedestrians ‘sounded like a grenade going off.’

    Police say the 26-year-old man who was driving northbound on East 21st Street hit three pedestrians and one cyclist. A 23-year-old man died, a 27-year-old woman fractured her leg, and a 21-year-old man suffered a cut to his leg. An 18-year-old cyclist suffered leg and back pain.

    An eyewitness said he knows some of the victims – asylum seekers staying nearby.

    A 25-year-old female passenger of the Hyundai suffered a broken right leg.

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