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Police: Driver accidentally backs car, hits seven people

Four people were hospitalized Sunday after a woman put her vehicle into the wrong gear and backed into seven individuals.
Four people were hospitalized Sunday after a woman put her vehicle into the wrong gear and backed into seven individuals.(WITN)
Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 8:15 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -

Law enforcement authorities in North Carolina say four people were hospitalized Sunday after a woman put her vehicle into the wrong gear and backed into seven individuals.

WBTV-TV reports the crash happened just before 10 a.m. in Charlotte.

Police say the woman was trying to drive forward out of a parking space when she accidentally reversed, ran over the curb and hit the people.

Police say four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the woman had been handing out food to homeless people before the crash.

Police have not released the name of the driver. 

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