3 pedestrians struck by van near Penn Station after gas pedal gets stuck

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan — At least three pedestrians were struck by a van near Penn Station Friday evening after police say the van's gas pedal got struck.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at Seventh Avenue and West 33rd Street.

Police say two females and a male were struck. They were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the crash is not terrorism-related.

Police say it appears the floor mat of the van covered the gas pedal, causing the accident. Police say the driver of the van stayed at the scene.

The driver was issued a summons and released.

People in the area took to Twitter to describe the scary scene, saying they heard screams and saw pedestrians running.

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