MANHATTAN — Two men were hospitalized after their car overturned in Washington Heights Tuesday morning.
The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. near 183rd Street and Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights, according to an FDNY spokesman.
Two passengers were transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital. One with serious injuries and the other with minor injuries, the spokesman added.
It was unclear what caused the accident, fire officials said.
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez described the accident as a six-car pileup in a Twitter post. The councilman's aide Yokarina Duarte said that a livery taxi appeared to have collided with a police SUV from the 34th Precinct.
"I saw a taxi, it looked like it t-boned the police car," Duarte said, adding that a third car appeared to be dented in the side.
Following the accident, police officers blocked off 182nd through 187th streets between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue while sanitation trucks salted the roads.
The Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory for Tuesday and Wednesday. Motorists were asked to avoid the road unless absolutely necessary. Those who must drive should check weather and traffic reports before heading out and use major streets or highways as they will be cleared first.