Car jumps curb near Empire State Building; 7 hurt

Police search a car at the scene of a vehicular accident on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

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