3 critically injured when NYC taxi jumps curb, hits building
Three people sustained serious injuries when a taxi cab veered off the road , and jumped the curb in New York City’s Flatiron district on Monday afternoon. Police said. Others sustained less severe injuries.
Authorities from the NYPD and the fire department responded to reports of a collision that occurred around 1 p.m. at 29th Street and Broadway. Photos and video recordings show an SUV yellow cab up against the front of the building. Officials stated that the vehicle struck a bagel shop, where some customers were sitting in the outdoor seating area.
Details about crash and exactly what caused it remain under investigation, but NYPD Deputy Chief John Chell confirmed that an initial collision occurred when the taxi struck a cyclist while making a left turn onto Broadway. The taxi continued to drive on the sidewalk, hitting two women who were “pressed against the wall” as it drove towards the left side of Broadway. “
A remarkable scene occurred as this happens. About 15 to 20 New Yorkers attempted to pick this cab off these women,” said Chell. He said that the crash appeared to have been an accident, but the investigation continues.
Photos that surfaced on social media appeared to show FDNY and NYPD personnel moving people into ambulances after the vehicle rammed into the storefront and struck multiple victims.
Six people, including the driver of the taxi, were taken to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital. According to the NYPD, three people sustained life-threatening injuries and three others are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams released a statement Monday night calling the crash a “terrible disaster.” “
” All those injured and in critical condition are in our thoughts and prayers,” Adams stated.
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