3 Women Struck by Car on South Street, Police Say

By Sybile Penhirin and Heather Holland  on August 28, 2014 10:03am  | Updated on August 28, 2014 11:21am

 A car struck three women as they were crossing South Street at Rutgers Slip Aug. 28, 2014, leaving one in critical condition.
A car struck three women as they were crossing South Street at Rutgers Slip Aug. 28, 2014, leaving one in critical condition.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — Three women were hurt, one critically, after they were struck by a car as they were crossing South Street early Thursday morning, NYPD said.

A 34-year-old woman was driving north on South Street about 6:50 a.m. when she hit the three women, who were in the crosswalk at Rutgers Slip, police said.

All three women were taken to Bellevue Hospital. One woman in her 60s was in critical condition, and the other two, who are 67 and 60 years old, had serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said the driver stayed at the scene and that she is not facing any criminal charges.

Gina Cintron witnessed the crash from her fifth-floor apartment, which overlooks the intersection.

"One got pinned under the car, [and] the other flew like 10 feet when the car hit her," said Cintron, 50. "The one that was pinned under the car was screaming and [in] pain."

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