COLUMBUS CIRCLE — Three people were injured after a livery cab flipped in a crash with a yellow taxi in Columbus Circle, witnesses and officials said.
The taxi and the livery cab, operated by the Flushing-based New Golden Horse car service, collided about 6 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of West 60th Street and Broadway, according to witnesses and an FDNY spokeswoman.
The impact flipped the Golden Horse SUV onto its roof and mangled its front, witnesses said.
"It was a very loud crash, a big bang," said Sarah Aliy, a nearby food cart vendor.
She was serving a sandwich to a police officer when the cars crashed, she said.
"He heard the noise and said, 'One minute,' and went running across the street," she said.
Two people were treated at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital, FDNY officials said.
An FDNY spokeswoman said a third person was hurt, but did not know if that person was also taken to a hospital.
Police did not immediately have information about the crash.
A staffer at New Golden Horse did not know about the accident when a reporter called Wednesday morning. Neither did the company that oversees the taxi, S & R Medallion Corporation.