Taxi Jumps Curb in Harlem, 2 Hurt: Police - NBC New York

Taxi Jumps Curb in Harlem, 2 Hurt: Police



    Taxi Jumps Curb in Harlem, 2 Hurt: Police

    A livery cab SUV jumped a curb in Harlem and injured two people Thursday evening, police say.

    The livery cab went onto the sidewalk at the corner of 134th Street and Lenox Avenue at about 7:15 p.m.

    The cab was parking when it lost control, jumped the curb and barreled into a mother walking with her two small children, who are about 1 and 5 years old, police said. The children weren't hurt.

    Witnesses said other pedestrians were hit by the out-of-control cab.

    "It was like a movie," said Lamont Dore. "It was so calm, cool and collected out here, and out of nowhere you hear screeching and tires and brakes." 

    The mother sustained injuries to her leg. She and another woman hit by the cab were taken to Harlem Hospital with serious injuries but are expected to be OK. 

    It's not clear what caused the driver to lose control or whether he will face charges. Witnesses said he told them that he could not get his foot off the gas pedal.

    -- Checkey Beckford contributed to this report.

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