Yellow Cab Smashup in Midtown Sends Two People to Hospital
TIMES SQUARE — Two cabs collided in the tourist-heavy district of Midtown on Monday afternoon, sending two people to the hospital, according to witnesses and officials.
A cab lost control and smashed into the rear of a southbound cab on Seventh Avenue near West 52nd Street about 3:30 p.m., witnesses said. The first cab then hopped a curb and slammed into a lamp post, witnesses said.
Two people — a pedestrian and one of the cab's drivers — were hospitalized after the crash, according to officials and reports.
Harun Rashid, who sells posters at the intersection, said it was "scary," that the cab came within a few feet of his table.
"They're driving company cars and they don't care [about the cars,]" he said, accusing the cabbie who came from behind of speeding.
The driver whose cab was struck from behind behind declined to give his name or comment.