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5 hospitalized after car hits vehicles, causing 73-year-old pedestrian to be hit in the Bronx: Police

MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — Five people are in the hospital after a car struck multiple vehicles, causing one to slam into a 73-year-old pedestrian in the Bronx on Friday, police said.

The incident happened near East 175th Street and Grand Concourse in Mount Hope around 11:19 a.m., FDNY said.

A driver, 46, was driving northbound on Grand Concourse when he struck a parked vehicle and a second one that was occupied, police said.

He continued to drive, and the occupied vehicle followed him, according to police.

The 46-year-old driver then allegedly crashed into several other vehicles and a tree. Police said one of those vehicles struck the 73-year-old pedestrian.

Five people were hospitalized with minor injuries, FDNY said, initially reporting all five were pedestrians.

The 73-year-old was among those hospitalized, police said. The other four were from a vehicle, although it is not known which one.

The 46-year-old driver has been detained, according to police.