NYC taxi jumps curb in Flatiron district injuring 6 people, 3 critically

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Authorities said on Monday that a New York City taxi driver collided with a bicyclist, veering onto the sidewalk and striking pedestrians in the city’s Flatiron district. The incident happened near the intersection of Broadway and 29th St., about four blocks south of the Empire State Building, at about 1 p.m. ET.  Six people, including the cab driver, were taken to the hospital, with three patients in critical condition, according to the New York Police Department.

Deputy Chief John Chell with the New York Police Department said at a press conference Monday afternoon that the collision with the bicyclist appears to have been an accident, but is under investigation. The driver of the yellow medallion cab is seen on video slowing down and jumping the curb after hitting the bicyclist, and then speeding up, striking two women on the sidewalk and pinning them against a wall, Shell said.  Bystanders rushing to try to lift the taxi off two women pinned by the vehicle. After striking the pedestrians, the cab crashed into a building.

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