Scary Scene: Taxi Slams Subway Station

Three injuries reported

By Hasani Gittens
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 9:45 AM EDT
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Taxi Slams Upper West Side Subway Station

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A  taxi driver lost control of his cab on the Upper West Side today and crashed into the side of a building near a subway station entrance.

Three people were injured, the FDNY said.  The driver of the cab, a passenger, and a female pedestrian were all taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known but the scene sparked panic around the highly-trafficked west side subway portal.  Police officials said the cab was crossing lanes when it jumped the divider.

Images from the scene show force behind the cab as it struck a fence and the structure.  The front of the car shattered on impact.

One witness said "the cab was speeding.  The driver was totally out of control."  

If you have pictures of the accident, send them to isee@nbcnewyork.com.

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