Midtown Traffic Changes After Taxi Hits Pedestrian Near 42nd Street

Emergency personnel said the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition following the accident just before 4:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:35 AM EDT
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Delays Near 42nd After Taxi Hits Pedestrian

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Midtown commuters should expect some route changes Tuesday morning after an accident involving a taxi and a pedestrian caused delays near 42nd Street.

Emergency personnel said the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition following the accident just before 4:30 a.m. His identity was not immediately available.

Authorities shut down 42nd Street between Eight and Ninth avenues for a time but reopened the street shortly after 7 a.m. Residual delays are expected. The M42 bus was rerouted.

The circumstances surrounding the accident weren't immediately clear.

No further details were available.

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