7 pedestrians struck – 1 fatally – in Manhattan when van mounts curb

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NEW YORK -- One person was killed and six others were injured Monday night when a driver lost control, police told WPIX.

The driver, 70,  was parallel parking on Forsyth Street near Canal Street around 7 p.m. when the seven people were hit, an NYPD spokesperson said. He was backing up and the 2015 Toyota jumped the curb.

A fruit cart was also hit, police officials said.

Four of the people injured were taken to local hospitals, officials said. Two of them are in critical condition.

The driver and a woman who was also in the Toyota stayed at the scene, officials said. The driver has a valid license.

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