One killed, several injured after vehicle plows into pedestrians in NYC

Police remove the body of a man following an incident in the Queens borough of New York

Police remove the body of a man following an incident in the Queens borough of New York

A auto has rammed into a crowd outside a hookah bar in the Queens area of New York City around 4:45 a.m., killing at least one and injuring three people, Sputnik reported referring the AP news agency reports.

Authorities say it happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday outside a hookah lounge in Queens. Several people were yelling at the man to stop when witnesses say a vehicle came barreling down the sidewalk and crashed into them before taking off.

"I saw a couple of kids, just fighting", said Milagros Urbina, who lives near the scene. He was driving a white Hyundai Sonata. They were all screaming, it was insane.

One person was killed and three others were taken to local hospitals. Police said that they have no information about what prompted the scuffle but that investigations of the two incidents are ongoing.

The other people hit and the two people stabbed were in stable condition.

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 remaining five were rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where one was listed in critical condition early Sunday.

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