Good Samaritans Lift Cab off of Victims in NYC after Driver Jumped Curb
MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Six people were injured when a taxi struck a bicyclist, jumped a curb and plowed into a group of pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan Monday afternoon. It happened just before 1 p.m. on Broadway at 29th Street. Authorities say the cab was westbound on 29th Street turning left onto Broadway and had the right of way when a man on a CitiBike rode into his path, causing a collision at the intersection. Police believe the driver then panicked and hit the gas instead of the brake, careened onto the sidewalk and mowed down several pedestrians and pinned two women underneath the vehicle. In what NYPD Deputy Police Chief John Chell called a "remarkable scene," between 15 and 20 good Samaritans tried to lift the cab off the victims. Authorities say six people were struck by the yellow cab and taken to Bellevue Hospital. Two of the victims were in surgery Monday evening with leg injuries and are in critical condition, but the NYPD says their injuries are not life-threatening.