Three Seriously Injured After Cab Jumps Curb on UES, Officials Say
UPPER EAST SIDE — Three people were seriously hurt Friday when an out-of-control cab jumped a curb at East 86th Street and Third Avenue, authorities said.
The cab was headed west on East 86th Street about 1:45 p.m. Friday when it struck another vehicle and ran onto the sidewalk at the intersection's southeast corner, striking two pedestrians, the NYPD said.
The victims — a 63-year-old woman and a 44-year-old woman — and the cabdriver were all taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in serious condition, the FDNY said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, the fire officials said.
The driver remained at the scene and no arrests were expected, the NYPD said.
The crash marked the third in a series of traffic incidents on the Upper East Side in less than a week.
On Jan. 18, a woman was struck by a cement mixer while crossing Second Avenue at 68th Street, authorities said. She survived the accident, but lost her part of her leg.
Two days later, a car jumped a curb and crashed into a real estate office at Second Avenue near East 78th Street, leaving the driver and passenger with minor injuries, authorities said.
Mayor Bill De Blasio recently emphasized a goal of bringing the number of traffic fatalities from around 300 each year to zero, after a spate of pedestrian deaths this month. His plan could include lowering speed limits and installing speed cameras.