Livery Cab Crushes Woman's Leg After Jumping Atlantic Ave. Curb, FDNY Says
COBBLE HILL — An out-of-control livery car driver jumped the curb and hit a woman on the sidewalk across the street from the Atlantic Avenue Trader Joe's — crushing her leg, officials and witnesses said.
The Lincoln town car driver was heading south on Court Street when he tried to turn west onto Atlantic Avenue at about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the FDNY and witnesses.
Police said the cab hit a flatbed truck that was also turning right onto Atlantic Avenue, lost control, and went careening onto the northwest sidewalk of the intersection, striking a 29-year-old woman, whose identity was not immediately released.
The woman was rushed to Lutheran hospital in critical condition, FDNY officials said.
The woman was lying on the ground shaking after the crash, said Glenise Henry, 39, of East Flatbush, who was heading to the Trader Joe's when she saw the collision.
“There was a lot of blood,” said Henry. "She was broken up."
The cabdriver and truck driver stayed on scene, a witness said.
The truck driver was given a summons for making an improper turn, an NYPD spokeswoman said. His truck was also issued multiple motor carrier summonses, but the spokeswoman did not have further information.
Representatives from the company painted on the side of his truck, Bruce Supply, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Police said the cabdriver was not issued any summonses.