CRIME

Driver arrested after car jumps curb near Empire State Building, injuring her and 6 others

  • Police stand guard at the scene of a vehicular accident on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Police stand guard at the scene of a vehicular accident on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vehicles involved in an accident are surrounded by police tape on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Vehicles involved in an accident are surrounded by police tape on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police survey the scene of a vehicular accident on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Police survey the scene of a vehicular accident on 34th Street, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in New York. Six people were hurt when the car jumped a curb in midtown Manhattan and struck a group of people around 10 p.m. A fire department spokesman says the injured were taken to Bellevue hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

Police say the driver of a car that jumped a curb near the Empire State Building has been arrested on charges including driving under the influence. The driver and six other people, including five pedestrians, were injured.

It happened Wednesday night in the Herald Square shopping district in midtown Manhattan.

Authorities identify the driver as former attorney Stella Mednik. Police say she was traveling eastbound on 34th Street with a male passenger when she rear-ended a vehicle. They say she then backed up, entered the westbound lanes heading the wrong way and struck another vehicle.

Police say the car then hit pedestrians on the sidewalk.

All seven injured people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Mednik is awaiting arraignment. A telephone number for her can't be located.