Multiple pedestrians struck by vehicle in Midtown, New York City

Multiple pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Midtown Manhattan on Friday. It happened at 31st Street and 7th Avenue around 5:24 p.m.

Three pedestrians reportedly suffered minor injuries when they were hit by a van near Penn Station. It happened during the Friday afternoon rush hour when the area is filled with commuters rushing into the train station to take trains out of the city.

An initial report was that a floor mat of a van got stuck on a gas pedal and it went onto the sidewalk and into the people. They were all taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police put police tape around the red van that was involved in the accident. 7th Avenue was closed between 34th Street and 30th Street while police investigated.

Train service inside Penn Station was not affected by the incident.

Lewiston police confirm that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Oxford and Cedar Streets.

The driver stayed at the scene and the pedestrian has been taken to the hospital.

Traffic is being re-routed in the area.

We will bring you more details as soon as we have them.