MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (UNF NEWS) – A 26-year-old driver was taken into custody Sunday, June 4, 2023 after driving into a crowd of people in Manhattan, killing one person and leaving three others injured which required hospitalization. Authorities say the driver could have been attempting to avoid a bicyclist when the accident transpired around 8:00 PM Eastern Time on Third Avenue and 21st Street. Investigators are investigating if alcohol was a factor. A 23-year-old male wayfarer was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital. A 26-year-old female wayfarer was hospitalized in critical condition, and a 21-year-old pedestrian is stable. An 18-year-old male bicycler who was struck by the vehicle and a 25-year-old female passenger in the Hyundai are in stable condition as of Monday morning, June 5, 2023. The vehicle accident happened next to the former New York Police Department Police Academy, where the city has been housing asylum seekers.

By Kyle Mazza

I have photographed and reported on several concerts, galas, press conferences and special events since I was 8-years-old. I am the holder of a New York City Press Credential, Maryland State Press Credential and White House Press Credentials. I cover President Joe Biden, covered Former President Donald J. Trump and at other times candidates for President including then Former Vice President Joe Biden while he campaigned, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and others. I took part in overseas trips with Former President Trump as part of the White House Traveling Press. I have also covered Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. I have covered events in Canada including events with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau such as the Visit of Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa and other high-profile events such as the Open Government Partnership and the 2020 Presidential Debate with Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump in Nashville, Tennessee and the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have covered several entertainment and red carpet events including the 2016 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC and the Z100 JingleBall Announcement Event with Daya and Charlie Puth in New York, NY in 2016. I have also covered two Miss America Pageant's and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 in New York, NY. Other notable events that I have covered include the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and the Visit of Pope Francis to New York, NY in 2015. Follow me on Twitter @KyleMazzaWUNF and on Instagram @KyleMazzaWUNF.