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Grandmother, Granddaughter Struck by Cabbie in East Harlem, NYPD Says

By Ben Fractenberg | July 7, 2017 5:36pm | Updated on July 10, 2017 7:51am

MANHATTAN — A grandmother and her 4-year-old granddaughter were seriously hurt after a cab driver struck them in East Harlem Friday afternoon, according to officials.

The cabbie pulled out of a gas station at East 102nd Street and Lexington Avenue at about 2:59 p.m. when the car lost control, struck a telephone pole and then hit the 60-year-old woman and child, according to the FDNY and NYPD. 

Responders found the victims lying in the road. They were rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and were expected to survive, officials said.

The driver remained at the scene and was not immediately arrested or given a summons, an NYPD spokesman said. 

The investigation is ongoing.