ALBANY, N.Y. -- Police and paramedics scrambled to a chaotic scene at Elk and Henry Johnson in Albany Monday night after they say a woman intentionally hit several people with her SUV.
Albany police have arrested and charged 27-year-old Shanikqua Thomas of Albany with second-degree assault.
Police received a call around 5:45 p.m. Monday from someone saying there was an altercation on Elk Street. When officers arrived, six people on scene reported they had been struck by a vehicle allegedly driven by Thomas.
Police say the driver of a Ford SUV got into an altercation with a group of people standing in the street, when Thomas, who was first the passenger in the car, moved to the driver's seat and began to drive the vehicle.
Thomas then put the SUV in reverse and allegedly backed up striking six people in the process. The victims, all females ages 19, 22, 25, 40, 48, and 52, were treated at the scene by medical personnel and transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
One victim, a 48-year-old from Albany, sustained a fractured hip, fractured leg, and a punctured lung. She and two other victims are currently admitted at Albany Medical Center Hospital. The other three victims were treated at local hospitals and released.
Thomas also crashed the vehicle into a parked car before fleeing the scene on foot. She was arrested a short time later and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
Thomas has a history of criminal activity in Albany. According to court documents, in November 2011 she was arrested after she threw a brick at a business, breaking three
windows; in June 2012 she used a BB gun to break two windows; and more recently on August 6th she allegedly stole over $600 worth of hair products and broke three windows.
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