6 hurt when taxi jumps Midtown Manhattan curb, plows into pedestrians; group lifts cab off victims

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Six people were injured when a taxi struck a bicyclist, jumped a curb and plowed into a group of pedestrians in Midtown Manhattan Monday afternoon.

It happened just before 1 pm on Broadway at 29th Street.

Authorities say the cab was westbound on 29th Street turning left onto Broadway when the driver collided with a CitiBike at the intersection.

The driver then careened onto the sidewalk, mowing down several pedestrians and pinning two women underneath the vehicle.

In what NYPD Deputy Police Chief John Chell called a “remarkable scene,” between 15 and 20 good Samaritans tried to lift the cab off the victims.

Three people were transported in critical condition to Bellevue, and two others had non-life threatening injuries, according to the FDNY.

The cab driver, who remained at the scene, also had non-life-threatening injuries.

It is unclear if he may have experienced a medical condition, and the investigation is ongoing.

At this time, authorities believe it to be accidental and not criminal in nature.

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