By Leslie Albrecht
UPPER WEST SIDE — Two women were hospitalized Saturday after a taxi crashed into a bank at West 69th Street and Broadway, according to reports.
The cab jumped the curb and barrelled into a Capital One bank about 6:45 p.m., knocking over a light pole and hitting a 32-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk, according to reports.
Cabbie Malkit Singh told the New York Post the crash happened because he was rear-ended while he was stopped at a red light.
Singh's passenger, a 46-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening, according to reports. The pedestrian Singh struck suffered minor injuries, reports said.
The impact smashed the bank's window, showering the sidewalk with glass, and severely damaged the cab, the Wall Street Journal reported.