More than 20 people, including 3 children, injured after car crashes into NYC sports bar

More than 20 people, including 3 children, injured after car crashes into NYC sports bar

At least 23 people, including three children, were injured after an SUV operating as an Uber crashed into a sports bar and restaurant in New York City Monday night, officials say.

A call came in for a report of a vehicle crashing into a building on West 204th street and Broadway at around 8:59 p.m., according to the New York City Fire Department.

An SUV crashed into Inwood Bar & Grill in Manhattan, N.Y., on Jan. 2, 2023.WNBC

Preliminary reports suggest that a driver in an Audi sedan leaving a gas station struck the rear of a Toyota RAV4 that was operating as an Uber at the time. This caused the 31-year-old male driver of the RAV4 to lose control of the car, mount the curb and crash into the Inwood Bar & Grill, police said.

It was not immediately clear if there were passengers in Toyota RAV4, and Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nineteen people, including the driver of the RAV4, were taken to area hospitals while the others refused medical care. All had non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

The driver of the Audi fled the scene. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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