SUV hits pedestrians on sidewalk in MA

Posted at 11:43 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 23:43:06-04

WALTHAM, MA (WFXT/CNN) - There is terrifying video of an SUV backing into three people walking.

“I was cutting hair, and then all I hear is ‘boom,’ and I come out here and the car’s all over the people,” said Giordano DePena, who owns a barbershop on the street where the crash occurred.

DePena’s surveillance camera captured the entire accident.

“She parked there and went in that store, and when she came back out she moved forward a little bit. I don’t know how she came back,” he said of the driver.

In the video, a man and woman can be seen crossing the street when the driver of the SUV appears to accelerate suddenly, backwards, hitting the two pedestrians as well as a man  who was walking on the sidewalk.

Two of the victims were underneath the SUV when the vehicle accelerated again, this time moving forward. One man remained pinned underneath. A woman ran to the scene, getting on the ground to help pull the man out and to console another victim who sat on the sidewalk.

Police and paramedics soon arrived.

Local police say amazingly, all three pedestrians - a 22-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman - are all expected to recover. They were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

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