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JW's Injured at Assembly
New Jersey JW's Inured when car goes out of control

Car plows into crowd of pedestrians; 13 injured

(Jersey City, New Jersey-AP) -- In Jersey City, New Jersey, a car accelerated out of control and plowed into a crowd exiting a Jehovah's Witnesses assembly on Saturday.

Police say 13 people were injured, three of them seriously.

Officials say the accident happened when a man waiting for his wife to exit the gathering was asked to move his car.

The 78-year-old man began to move his vehicle, but did not realize he had the car in reverse and backed into a car parked behind him. The man apparently panicked, put his car in drive and accelerated, striking three lampposts and then the crowd.

The driver suffered a broken hip and was taken to surgery. Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham says the man was taking medication for various illnesses, but isn't sure if that had played a role in the accident.



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