NYC Van Crash Kills 2 Kids
Vehicle spun out after making a U-turn, witnesses say
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 1:57 PM CST
Emergency service personnel work at the scene of an accident on East Broadway in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Two preschoolers were killed and 11 other people were injured when a van jumped a curb and ran into a crowd in Manhattan’s Chinatown today, Newsday reports. The gray van went out of control after making a U-turn, witnesses said. The dead children were identified as a 4-year-old girl and a 3- or 4-year-old, the New York Times reported. One of the injured is hospitalized in serious but stable condition, police said.