SUV Strikes 5 Students Near Middle School

NEW YORK (September 12, 2013)--Five middle school students were in stable condition after an SUV jumped a curb and struck them near their Queens school, authorities said.

The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday about a block from Intermediate School 73-Q in Maspeth.

CBS New York reported that a parent was dropping off his child when he evidently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

It says a group of men lifted the vehicle while freeing two of the students.

A rescuer, Lynx Garcia, says one girl had a twisted leg and a gash on her thigh.

All five students were taken to Elmhurst Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Department of Education said one of the students is 12 years old and the others are 13.

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