20 New Yorkers try to lift taxi after it jumped curb and pinned two women against a wall: ‘A remarkable scene’

NYPD praise actions of passers-by after six injured, three seriously, in crash in Manhattan’s Flatiron district

Bevan Hurley
Monday 20 June 2022 22:12 BST
Six injured after taxi mounts curb in New York, NYPD confirms

Up to 20 New Yorkers tried to lift a taxi after it jumped a curb and pinned two women against a building wall in the Flatiron district on Monday.

Police say the southbound yellow SUV cab hit a cyclist before mounting the sidewalk on Broadway between West 28th and West 29th just before 1pm.

NYPD Deputy Chief John Chell told a news conference that the cab struck two female pedestrians and pinned them against a building wall.

“As this occurs, a remarkable scene took place. About 15 to 20 New Yorkers attempted to pick this cab off these women,” Mr Chell said.

Mr Chell said six people were injured, three seriously, in the crash.

A taxi mounted the curb on Broadway in Manhattan’s Flat Iron district on Monday, leaving three seriously injured

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