ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany police have arrested the suspect accused of driving an SUV into a crowd of people on Elk Street Monday.
Shanikqua Thomas is charged with second-degree assault for the incident that injured six women.
Albany police responded to the 200 block of Elk Street around 5:45 p.m. for a report of a fight. When officers arrived they found six people who had been hit by a vehicle.
According to investigators, the driver of a Ford SUV had stopped to talk with a group of people standing in the street. The driver got of out of the vehicle, and a fight broke out between her and the group.
During the fight, police said the front seat passenger, Shanikqua Thomas, 27, of Albany, moved into the driver's seat and started driving the vehicle. Police said she put the SUV in reverse and hit six females, ages 19, 22, 25, 40, 48, and 52.
The 48-year-old suffered a fractured hip, fractured leg, and a punctured lung. She and two others are still at Albany Medical Center, while the other three were treated and released from local hospitals.
Police said Thomas also hit a parked car before taking off on foot. She was arrested shortly after the incident and arraigned for second-degree assault. Thomas is being held at Albany County Jail.