Three pedestrians struck by van near Penn Station in Manhattan

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WPIX) -- At least three pedestrians were struck by a van near Penn Station Friday evening after police say the van's gas pedal got struck.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. at Seventh Avenue and West 33rd Street.

Police say two females and a male were struck. They were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the crash is not terrorism-related.

Police say it appears the floor mat of the van covered the gas pedal, causing the accident. Police say the van stayed at the scene.

People in the area took to Twitter to describe the scary scene, saying they heard screams and saw pedestrians running.

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This is the van that hit three pedestrians near Penn station just before 5:30 tonight. @CBSNewYork https://t.co/QvM221rKlY
Photos from scary scene at Penn Station where three pedestrians have been struck by a van on 7th Ave. @77WABCradio https://t.co/ICOQF1PK6p
Three people were struck by a van near Penn Station leaving them with minor injuries https://t.co/GGwlszyA3v https://t.co/INI8K3p31F
Three pedestrians struck by a car outside Penn Station in New York City, officials say. https://t.co/1h9fFpqxLE https://t.co/ZinQ4d1dtI
Car strikes multiple people near NYC's Penn Station; NYPD spokesman says incident appears to have been an accident… https://t.co/j5NA6ukOc5
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