Harlem Car Crash Sends Cabbie to the Hospital
By Ben Fractenberg and Nicole Bode
HARLEM — A black livery cab collided with a silver Jeep SUV Tuesday afternoon, sending at least one person to the hospital, authorities said.
The cab was heading south on Manhattan Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when witnesses said a silver jeep SUV heading west on 123rd Street ran a red light and drove into the path. The livery cab smashed into the passenger side, witnesses said.
"The (Jeep) came straight across," witness Isis Avsal, 66, who lives in the neigborhood said. Avsal added that the livery cab had the green light.
The FDNY said they transported one person to Harlem Hospital with minor injuries. They did not say which vehicle the individual was taken from.
A woman who identified herself as the wife of the livery cab driver said her husband was taken to Harlem Hospital with back pain.
Anne Edmond, 50, of Washington Heights said witnesses told her that her husband Jen Delva, 60, was left inside his livery cab while people from a neighboring vehicle rushed to the silver Jeep to help. She said he works at New Daylight cab company.
"They didn't even take care of him, that's disgusting," Edmond said.
A witness added that a vehicle following the Jeep pulled over after the crash and ran out to help the occupants.