said New York Police Department Deputy Chief John Chell in a press conference that a yellow cab was turning left at around 1 p.m. at 29th and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan after hitting a bicyclist.
June 20 (News) — Six people were injured Monday afternoon after a New York City cab jumped a curb and struck a cyclist and several pedestrians.
After the first collision, the taxi slowed and climbed onto a curb, at which point Chell said the driver accelerated and hit two women on the sidewalk, pinning them to a wall.
A total of six people, including the driver, were hospitalized. Three were in critical condition and the other three were non-critical, Chell said.
After the accident, Chell said more than a dozen bystanders worked together to lift the cab off the women.
“It was a remarkable scene,” he said. “About 15 to 20 New Yorkers tried to snatch this cab from these women.”
The cab driver was examined and discharged from the hospital, CBS News reported.
Police said the accident was accidental, but the highway investigation team will launch an investigation into the incident.