By Jennifer Glickel and Heather Grossmann
UPPER EAST SIDE — A pedestrian was killed after a cab slammed into him across the street from Dylan’s Candy Store on Monday afternoon, police said.
The 67-year-old man was crossing 60th Street at Third Avenue when he was struck by the cab about 1:15 p.m., police on the scene said. He was transported to Weill Cornell Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
The cab driver stayed at the scene, police said.
Viliulfo Cardoso, 40, who runs a taco stand nearby, saw the accident.
“The cab was going very fast and he didn’t stop,” Cardoso said. “The cab just smashed into him.”
Cardoso said the pedestrian was in the middle of the crosswalk when he was hit, and landed behind the taco truck.
A woman in scrubs who appeared to be a hospital worker came running over to help the man, Cardoso said.
“He was hurt very badly, he was barely breathing,” said Cardoso.
Marco Cepeda, 62, works at a nearby parking garage and said he witnessed the accident.
"Why didn’t you stop before you hit him? Why didn’t you push the brakes?" Cepada said he asked the taxi driver.
Cepada said there was a female passenger in the cab who got out and left the scene.
NYPD are investigating the accident.