Six people are hospitalized, including one in critical condition, after female driver hits seven pedestrians in Manhattan after crashing on Long Island Expressway
- A 29-year-old female driver from Belle Mead, New Jersey, is in custody pending charges after mowing down seven pedestrians in Manhattan 11.55pm Sunday
- She continued driving her black Honda Accord for another 13 miles before crashing into two vehicles on the Long Island Expressway at Clearview, Queens
- Graphic images and video show the pedestrians – six men and one woman ranging in age from 24 to 61 – unconscious and covered in blood on the street
A New Jersey woman has been apprehended by cops after mowing down seven pedestrians in a bloody hit-and-run just before midnight in Manhattan.
The 29-year-old female motorist smashed into bystanders at the crosswalk between West 36th Street and 6th Avenue in her black Honda Accord at 11.55pm Sunday, leaving six men and one woman sprawled across the street.
Graphic images and videos of the aftermath show several victims on the ground – with many unconscious and covered in blood.
NYPD told DailyMail.com the motorist ran a red light before hitting people who were crossing the road – six men aged 24, 27, 28, 30, 32 and 61, along with a 34-year-old woman.
The victims are believed to be mostly New Yorkers, with one or two tourists involved. Each was taken to area hospitals with the exception of the 30-year-old man who refused to go, cops said.
The pedestrians – six men and one woman ranging in age from 24 to 61 – were left sprawled across the street in Manhattan. Many were covered in blood and landed between bin bags on the sidewalk (pictured)
A New Jersey woman has been apprehended by cops after mowing down seven pedestrians in a bloody hit-and-run just before midnight in Manhattan, before crashing her black Honda Accord around 13 miles away in Queens
An NYPD spokesman said their injuries range from ‘general complaint of distress to a fractured leg.
Meanwhile the motorist continued driving for around another 13 miles, before she crashed into two more vehicles off the Long Island Expressway at Clearview, Queens.
NYPD said the Belle Mead woman remains in custody and has not yet been charged.
Miraculously, each of the pedestrians and other motorists involved in her rampage are expected to survive.
An employee at a nearby Taco Bell who leapt into action in the aftermath said all seven pedestrians were unresponsive when he rushed out onto the street
The victims were taken to two area hospitals, with the exception of the 30-year-old man who refused to go, cops said
The female driver’s vehicle was crumpled by the crash in Queens, where cops apprehended her
An employee at a nearby Taco Bell who leapt into action in the aftermath said all seven pedestrians were unresponsive when he rushed out onto the street.
‘I took them water and tissue to clean everything. It was a very dangerous accident,’ he told Pix11.
Footage of the scene shows people stepping between their bodies as they try to check their vital signs, with one man on the phone to emergency services.