Police: Driver accidentally backs car, hits 7 people

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A car hit seven pedestrians after accidentally reversing on July 12, 2020. (Photo: Jay Boyd/WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (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.

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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.