Taxi Crashes On Manhattan Sidewalk, Six People Hospitalized

(Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Sarah Weaver Social Issues Reporter
Font Size:

Six people were hospitalized Monday, including three who sustained life-threatening injuries, after a New York City taxi jumped a curb and crashed in central Manhattan.

The incident occurred at 1 p.m., a few blocks from the Empire State Building, according to the New York Times.

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Deputy Chief John Chell said the crash “appears to be an accident,” CNN reported. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. (RELATED: ‘Core To What Our City Embraces’: NYC Mayor Defends Drag Queen Story Hour After Councilwoman’s Comments)

Chell said the taxi collided with a bicyclist after attempting a left turn, at which point the cab slowed down and jumped the sidewalk. The taxi briefly accelerated and then hit two women and pinned them against the wall of a building, according to CNN.

“As this occurs, a remarkable scene took place,” Chell said, the outlet noted. “About 15-20 New Yorkers attempted to pick this cab off these women.”

The driver of the taxi is among those hospitalized.

The NYPD told the Daily Caller there are no further updates on the crash at this time.