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At least six people were injured after a taxi driver veered onto a Manhattan sidewalk Monday afternoon.
A bystander was heard saying the taxi driver fell asleep when he veered onto the sidewalk.
‘He lost control! They said he fell asleep,’ a bystander said.
Fox 5 NY reported:
Several people were reportedly hurt when a taxi crashed onto a Manhattan sidewalk on Monday afternoon.
It happened around 1 p.m. on Broadway near E. 29th Street in Midtown. That area is generally busy with workers and tourists.
There were reports that as many as six people were hit. Several of the victims were reportedly in critical condition. The NYPD would only confirm that “multiple people” were hit.
Bird’s-eye view of aftermath shows blood on the sidewalk:
An NYC taxi jumped a curb at 29th & Broadway in Manhattan, striking 3 pedestrians who were transported to a hospital in critical condition, police say pic.twitter.com/IivGgaBYY5
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Additional video shows blood on the sidewalk:
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