Car jumps curb, hits 7 near Empire State Building

Posted at 1:54 AM, Dec 11, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-06 01:54:25-05

Police say a car has jumped a curb near the Empire State Building, injuring seven people, including five pedestrians.

It happened at about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Herald Square shopping district in midtown Manhattan.

Authorities say the 34-year-old female driver and her male passenger were among the injured. All seven were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver is in custody. She's being investigated for possible drunken driving.

They say she was traveling eastbound on 34th Street when she rear-ended a vehicle. She then backed up, entered the westbound lanes heading the wrong way and struck another vehicle. Police say the car then mounted the sidewalk, hitting the pedestrians.