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Manhattan, NY - Police: Driver Blames Floor Mat For Accident That Injured 3

Published on: September 30, 2017 11:14 PM
By: AP
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A man is taken into custody after striking multiple pedestrians outside Pennsylvania Station during rush hour in New York, U.S., September 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid A man is taken into custody after striking multiple pedestrians outside Pennsylvania Station during rush hour in New York, U.S., September 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Manhattan, NY - A van driver who hit three pedestrians outside New York’s Penn Station has told police it happened accidentally when his gas pedal got stuck on a floor mat.

The three people were hit Friday evening. Police say they were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police are investigating the driver’s claim the gas pedal got stuck on the floor mat.

Witness Mike Lamencusa says he saw the van hit two of the victims. He says he was standing outside Penn Station when he saw the van speed up and hit them. He says one victim was dragged by the van and it was “horrible.”

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Police gather as a man is taken into custody after striking multiple pedestrians outside Pennsylvania Station during rush hour in New York, U.S., September 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - Police gather as a man is taken into custody after striking multiple pedestrians outside Pennsylvania Station during rush hour in New York, U.S., September 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -


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