Auto ploughs into crowd in NY - 'multiple people injured'

WORLD'Several pedestrians hit in Manhattan 8 Dec 2017 7:52am Quick Read Police are at the scene near Zucotti Park

Six people were injured after a auto crash sent a vehicle onto the sidewalk in Lower Manhattan Thursday.

CBS New York reports the collision occurred around 1:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon and the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the people injured was riding a bike.

A auto with a badly damaged front, is on the footpath.

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It wasn't clear what caused the driver to jump the curb.

An NYPD spokesperson says a preliminary investigation indicates the Lincoln hit one vehicle at Liberty and Broadway, then fled the scene and traveled one block east, to Nassau, where it hit another auto and careened up onto the sidewalk.

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