Four Hurt After Taxi Crash Sparks Scaffolding Collapse Near UN

By Ben Fractenberg on September 5, 2013 4:42pm 

 Two vehicles crashed at First Avenue and East 42nd Street causing saffolding to collapse and injuring four people, Sept. 5, 2013.
Two vehicles crashed at First Avenue and East 42nd Street causing saffolding to collapse and injuring four people, Sept. 5, 2013.
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MANHATTAN — A taxi and a car collided near the United Nations Thursday afternoon, sparking a scaffolding collapse and injuring four people, fire department officials said.

The crash occurred at First Avenue and East 42nd Street about 2:50 p.m., leaving the victims with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the FDNY.

Two of the people were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and a third was brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital. It was not immediately known where the fourth person was taken.

There were traffic delays in the area because of the crash, the Office of Emergency Management tweeted.

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