Bystanders Rush to Lift Taxi, Rescue Bicyclist in NYC Accident

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A bicyclist hit by a taxi near Columbus Circle Monday morning was rescued by a group of bystanders who rushed to lift the car off the elderly woman, police and witnesses say. 

The FDNY says a bicyclist was struck at 60th Street and Columbus Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. 

The victim was pinned underneath the SUV taxi, according to witnesses, and several people -- most of them construction workers from a work site nearby -- ran to her aid and lifted the vehicle. 

Shannon Algeo, who was walking by when he saw the commotion, said about seven to 10 people lifted the vehicle while others got the woman out. 

She was responsive but clearly injured, Algeo said.

Another person on the scene with medical training assisted by talking to the victim. 

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