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, authorities said.
A call was received for a report of a vehicle crashing into a building at West 204th Street and Broadway around 8:59 p.m., according to the New York City Fire Department.
Preliminary reports suggest that a driver in an Audi sedan leaving a gas station rear-ended a Toyota RAV4 that was operating as Uber at the time. This caused the 31-year-old male driver of the RAV4 to lose control of the car, run onto the sidewalk and crash into the Inwood Bar & Grill, police said.
According to Uber, there was a passenger in the car during the accident.
“Our thoughts are with all those injured and affected by this horrific accident,” Uber said in a statement. “We are communicating with the driver and passenger, and we stand ready to assist law enforcement in any way we can in their investigation. ”
Nineteen people, including the driver of the RAV4, were taken to area hospitals while the others refused medical attention. All had non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.
The driver of the Audi fled. No arrests have been made as of Tuesday morning.