Nine Injured in Three-Car Crash Near Bryant Park

By Tom Liddy on April 22, 2012 10:37am 

Medics tend to a man after a three-car accident on West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue on April 21, 2012.
Medics tend to a man after a three-car accident on West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue on April 21, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Nine people were hurt when a Jaguar sparked a chain reaction accident near Bryant Park Saturday night, authorities said.

According to police, the driver of the luxury car was traveling on West 42nd Street, near Sixth Avenue, when he rear-ended a Chevy Impala around 9 p.m.

Sources said that the car may have been speeding at the time of the smashup.

The impact sent the Impala careening into a taxi and the Jaguar flipped over, smashing into a group of people on the sidewalk, cops said.

Four pedestrians suffered a variety of injuries including a concussion. One refused medical attention, police said.

Four people in the Impala suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the Jaguar was injured, but coherent after the accident.  All of the victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital.

According to cops, there did not appear to be criminality.

Debris is strewn across the sidewalk on West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue on April 22, 2012 after an accident there the night before.
Debris is strewn across the sidewalk on West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue on April 22, 2012 after an accident there the night before.
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