Two ladies suffered extreme leg accidents — and a minimum of one could lose a limb — when an out-of-control taxi cab hit a bicyclist, then hopped a curb and slammed into a bunch on a busy sidewalk in Manhattan Monday afternoon, authorities say.
The 60-year-old taxi driver was attempting to show left on Broadway round 1 p.m. when he collided with a bicyclist shifting southbound close to twenty eighth and twenty ninth streets, police mentioned. The affect threw the bicyclist to the highway, and the taxi dragged him briefly earlier than it hopped the curb and began touring down the sidewalk.
The three ladies in its path have been hit, police mentioned. Two victims ended up pinned below the taxi, which finally got here to relaxation additional down Broadway. Two ladies, a 32-year-old and a 48-year-old, have been taken to a hospital in crucial situation with critical accidents to their legs. Their situations remained crucial as of Tuesday morning.
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One other 32-year-old girl who was hit together with them on the sidewalk suffered some bruising however was anticipated to be OK. She wasn’t one of many two who had been trapped beneath the taxi. The driving force of the cab was transported to a hospital for remedy of ache to his neck and again, whereas the 50-year-old biyclist was taken for remedy of a proper arm damage. He was additionally anticipated to get well.
A crowd of onlookers tried to raise the automobile off the trapped ladies after the Monday afternoon accident. Cops described a “remarkable” scene as some 15 to twenty folks rushed over to assist transfer the taxi off the ladies.
Police officers mentioned the collision seemed to be an accident and didn’t suspect criminality. Their investigation is ongoing.