Car Jumps Curb Near Empire State Building; 7 Hurt

NEW YORK (AP) -
Police on Thursday at the scene of a vehicular accident near the Empire State Building. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police on Thursday at the scene of a vehicular accident near the Empire State Building. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A car jumped a curb near the Empire State Building late Wednesday night, injuring seven people, including five pedestrians, the 34-year-old female driver and her male passenger.

All seven were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver is in custody for possible drunken driving. 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.

The car then mounted the sidewalk, hitting the pedestrians.