Livery Cab Slams Into Crowded Bronx Bus Stop, Leaving One Person Dead

FDNY reports seven injured in the crash

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    Livery cab crashes in Bronx.

    A livery cab slammed into a Bronx bus stop early Tuesday morning leaving an elderly man dead and six people injured, some critically, authorities said.

    At around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning a minivan was traveling eastbound in the right lane on Kingsbridge Road near University Avenue when it attempted to swerve into the left lane, causing a blue livery cab to strike the driver side of the van, officials said.

    Livery Cab Slams Into Crowded Bronx Bus Stop, Leaving One Person Dead

    [3rdPty] Livery Cab Slams Into Crowded Bronx Bus Stop, Leaving One Person Dead
    A livery cab slammed into a Bronx bus stop early Tuesday morning leaving an elderly man dead and six people injured, some critically, authorities said. (Published Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010)

    The cab careened of the van and into the westbound lanes before smashing into an MTA bus stop, FDNY officials said.

    The FDNY says four of the people were injured critically -- and a 76-year-old man who was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital was pronounced dead on arrival. The others had serious injuries.

    A 40-year old woman was taken to St. Barnabas had to have her left foot amputated, officials said.

    A 71-year-old woman was taken to Jacobi Medical Center had her right leg crushed and suffered head trauma. A 25-year-old woman also suffered injuries to her leg.  The driver of the cab was treated at Jacobi Medical Center for cuts and bruises.

    A 48-year-old man taken Montefiore Medical Center suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung, officials said.

    A 14-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man were taken to St. Barnabas were treated for cuts and bruises. 

    The driver of the minivan had no injuries. NBCNewYork confirmed that the driver of the minivan was taken into police custody but no charges have yet been filed. The accident is still under investigation.

    An MTA bus was not involved in the crash.