Hit-and-Run Accident Creates Wild and Dangerous Scene in NYC
An accident that resembled a scene out of a movie became a dangerous reality recently when a chain-reaction wreck involving a taxi and a food cart injured four people in New York City.
The incident began when a black Honda sedan slammed into the back of a yellow cab that had stopped to pick up a passenger at 62nd Street and Broadway. The impact forced the taxi forward, causing it to collide with a Halal food cart, and the food cart careened into a Con Ed utility van parked 20 feet away. At the time of the accident there were already people inside the cab and many pedestrians nearby. One of those, a woman pushing a wheelchair, was seriously hurt in the wreck, with injuries that resulted in the partial amputation of her arm. Three other people were brought to area hospitals with less serious injuries.
According to a witness, the driver of the sedan was using a cellphone and possibly speeding at the time of the accident. The driver may have intentionally hit the cab a second time in a successful attempt to escape the scene; the driver has not been located. Authorities also believe the vehicle he was driving had been stolen.
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