During the dispute, the driver got out of a white Hyundai Sonata and stabbed two people in the torso, the New York Police Department said in a statement.
A knife fight broke out at a hookah bar in Queens ahead of the attack, the New York Daily News reported citing police and a witness. "The vehicle was going really fast, at least 50 miles per hour on the sidewalk", he told the outlet. "The bodies went flying. No, no, ' when this auto just comes from nowhere and hits the whole group", Rogers told the paper. As several people were trying to stop the fight, a auto came rushing down the sidewalk, plowed into the group and kept going. Police are searching for the driver, who they say had his hair in a ponytail.
One of the injured was in critical condition. The third was hospitalized in stable condition.
Six people were struck by the vehicle, including the person who was killed.
Police did not immediately provide a description of the driver that fled.
Police said two other people were stabbed during the fight and are at the hospital.