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    Pedestrians struck: New information released in pedestrian crash that injured 6 people, including 2 kids, in Washington Heights

    Thursday, March 16, 2023 10:07AM

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) — Police have released new information in the pedestrian crash that hurt six people, including two children, in Washington Heights.

    Officials say the string of events started at around 6 p.m. Wednesday, when a 34-year-old woman lost control of a stolen car at Broadway and West 190th Street.

    Investigators say the woman, who claimed to be homeless, drove the car onto the sidewalk, slamming into six people and crashing into the R G Ortiz Funeral Home.

    Bystanders rushed over to help the victims. At least one of them was pinned under the car, officials said.

    Officials say the woman got out of the smoking car and ran, before eventually coming back to the scene of the accident.

    All of the victims treated for non-life threatening injuries at various hospitals. Police say two 3-year-old girls had bloody noses, three women had neck and back pain and a man hurt his leg.

    Authorities say the driver was not intoxicated during the accident, but she is expected to face charges Thursday.


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