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Cab Crashes Through Madison Avenue Bus Stop, Injuring One

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | May 12, 2015 8:31am | Updated on May 12, 2015 9:52am

 A cab crashed through a Midtown bus stop Tuesday morning.
A cab crashed through a Midtown bus stop Tuesday morning.
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MANHATTAN — One person was injured when a cab went flying through a Madison Avenue bus shelter Tuesday morning, witnesses and officials said.

The cab collided with an X1 bus that was carrying passengers, officials said. The impact propelled the taxi over the curb and through the bus stop outside 175 Madison Ave., near East 33rd Street, at 7:42 a.m., according to FDNY and MTA officials.

Witnesses said the bus hit the cab, but an MTA spokeswoman disputed that, saying the cab swiped the bus driver's side before crashing into the glass shelter. The bus driver's identity was not immediately released.

"The cab flew into the bus stop," said Kim Despiau, 26, who works at a nearby hummus shop and saw the crash unfold. "It was really loud. He went pretty fast. We thought the cab was coming inside the store." 

Police arrived and broke open the cab driver's damaged door to free him, said Joe Jacob, 39, a construction worker.

"An ambulance came and they strapped [the cab driver] to a stretcher,"  Jacob said. "There was no blood and he seemed fine."

One person was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center and treated for injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, an FDNY spokesman said, but he couldn't immediately say who was injured.

The MTA is investigating the crash, a spokeswoman said.

Taxi and Limousine Commission officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.