A driver was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after plowing a car into a group of protesters in New York City and striking at least six people Friday afternoon, authorities said Saturday.
The New York City Police Department said the driver, Kathleen Casillo, 52, barreled a car into dozens of people who were participating in "The People March in Solidarity With ICE Detainees" protest around 4 p.m. Friday.
I look behind me, the woman is plowing through, I run out of the way, I see bodies flying," a witness told NBC New York.
Police said she apparently panicked and drove forward to get away, striking the protesters along the way, NBC New York reported.
A city official briefed on recent protests said this was one of several collisions where protesters gathered near vehicles, and drivers panicked and accidentally accelerated.
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