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 say.
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.
It was not immediately clear if there were passengers in the 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 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.
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