Vehicle hits pedestrians near Penn Station in New York City


PUBLISHED Fri, September 29, 2017 - 5:37pm EDT
Credit: Mike Roberts


Several people have been injured after a vehicle struck pedestrians outside Pennsylvania Station in New York City, witnesses and local officials say. There was no indication of a link to terrorism. (more)





The incident happened at 5:15 p.m. ET on Friday when a car ran over several people just outside Penn Station, according to witnesses. The driver of the van remained at the scene and was being interviewed by officers.

The New York Fire Department confirmed that two women and one man had been struck by the vehicle, but none of them suffered life-threatening injuries. All three were said to be in a stable condition.

A large number of emergency services responded to the scene of the accident, but there was no indication that the crash was intentional. One report said the driver was believed to have gone through a red light before striking the pedestrians.

New York Penn Station is the main intercity railroad station in New York City, serving more than 600,000 customers a day, making it the busiest passenger transportation facility in North America.





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