1 dead after hit-and-run driver strikes several pedestrians in Queens


One person died and several others were injured on Sunday when a hit-and-run driver mowed down a group of people after a stabbing outside a New York City hookah bar, police said. Two people were stabbed in the fight and rushed to the hospital. "The vehicle was going really fast, at least 50 miles per hour on the sidewalk", Rogers said. "The bodies went flying". The auto came "from nowhere and hit the whole group" on the sidewalk, the witness told the local media, adding that "the vehicle was going really fast" and he saw "bodies flying".

One of the injured is in critical condition and four others are stable, authorities said.

"The auto was going really fast, at least 50 miles per hour on the sidewalk", a witness reported.

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Long told the station she is frustrated that the photos "may have gotten the hopes of the family up". The child uses orthopedic braces on her feet to walk, her grandmother Melissa Hunter told reporters.

"I just saw a couple of kids, just fighting", she said.

Police say the driver then got back into his auto, drove off, jumped a curb and hit a group of pedestrians. "Suddenly I just see the white auto driving through the sidewalk". Police claimed Richard Rojas told investigators he had been smoking marijuana and PCP before the crash, and de Blasio said that crash was not a terror strike.