Sunday, 17 December, 2017

1 dead after hit-and-run driver strikes several pedestrians in Queens

One killed, several injured after car plows into pedestrians in NYC Car reportedly rams into crowd in New York city: 1 dead, 3 injured
Lisa Bryan | 04 December, 2017, 02:10

The violent melee happened in front of XS NYC on Liberty Ave. near 127th St.in South Ozone Park where two men were stabbed around 4:30 a.m.

On Halloween, Sayfullo Saipov careened into a crowd of pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people in what police said was a terror-related attack. "The vehicle was going really fast, at least 50 miles per hour on the sidewalk".

"The girl is yelling 'Stop, stop".

Ozzie Rogers, who witnessed the incident, told the New York Daily News that he saw the vehicle go at least 50 miles per hour on the sidewalk.

The stabbing victims were in stable condition. "The bodies went flying".

Witnesses told WCBS-TV that a group of people was leaving the bar when they saw a man beating up another man on the sidewalk.


Another witness saw the driver slam into a parked auto before careening toward the victims.

"I just saw a couple of kids, just fighting", she said.

The reasons behind the incident are still unknown, as the search for the suspect who reportedly drove a white Hyundai Sonata is now underway.

Police said the investigation was continuing, but were quick to tamp down terrorism concerns.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, then emerged screaming in Arabic and pointing imitation guns before he was shot by police. "We will respond as we always do". Two people were stabbed in the fight and rushed to the hospital.

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