UPPER EAST SIDE — A man in a wheelchair was seriously injured when a yellow cab hit him in a Park Avenue intersection Monday afternoon, police said.
"I hit him. He was going very fast through the intersection," said Rabah Benaissa as he sat in his cab at the scene on Park Avenue just south of East 86th Street.
"I don't know how to say it. It feels terrible," said the 55-year-old driver, shaking his head and staring straight ahead. He said that he had never hit anyone before in his 30 years of driving.
Benaissa said he had the signal when he hit the man, whose name wasn't immediately released, about 1:55 p.m.
"I had the green light. I can't do nothing," Beniasser said.
Benaissa was seen being put in handcuffs at about 6 p.m., though an officer at the scene said his arrest was for something unrelated to the collision.
The NYPD did not have any immediate information on what charges he was facing.
Police said their investigation continues.