5 People Hurt When Car Slams Into News Corp. Building, FDNY Says

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on April 7, 2014 9:07am

 Five people were hurt when a car slammed into the News Corp. Building Monday, witnesses said.
Five people were hurt when a car slammed into the News Corp. Building Monday, witnesses said.
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MIDTOWN — Five people were hurt — two of them seriously — when a car hopped a Midtown curb Monday morning and slammed into the corner of the News Corp. building, which houses the New York Post, Wall Street Journal and Fox News, witnesses and the FDNY said.

The small white car carrying four people slammed into the northwest corner of 47th Street and Sixth Avenue about 3:40 a.m., said an FDNY spokesman and a nearby breakfast vendor Mohamed Barbary.

"A guy got out of the passenger-side door and then was laying on the sidewalk. He wasn't moving," said Barbary, 47.

"The driver just stayed inside the car until the ambulance came. They put all of them on stretchers and took them away in ambulances."

Two people suffered serious injuries but were listed in stable condition, while the other three were treated for only minor injuries, FDNY officials said. They were taken to Cornell and Bellevue hospitals, but it was not immediately clear who went to which hospital, the FDNY said.

Barbary said the car was carrying about four people. It was not clear how the fifth injured person was involved.

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