Manhattan, NY (June 22, 2020) – On Sunday afternoon, June 21st, two pedestrians were struck during a motor vehicle collision that happened in Midtown, Manhattan. According to authorities with the New York Police Department, the incident occurred at the intersection of 5th Avenue and East 53rd Street around 2:15 p.m.
Officials said that two vehicles collided at the intersection where two pedestrians were walking. At least one of the vehicles struck the victims and firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.
Both pedestrians were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. NYPD officers are investigating the events that led to this incident.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
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