Feb

17

Car Accident at 120th and Broadway

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Earlier this morning, a taxi cab flipped over on 120th and Broadway. It is appears that a red Volvo attempted to make an illegal turn, causing the cab to stop short and flip on its side. A tipster informs us that the cab was attempting to make a left during a red light, which caused the red Volvo to collide with it. Broadway is now blocked off between 118th and 120th Streets. Firemen have pried off the roof of the cab with the jaws of life, successfully removing the cab driver, who has been given a neck brace and moved to a stretcher. Both the cab driver and that of the Volvo have been put into ambulances. We are waiting to hear whether any others have been injured.

Update: Bwog talked to NYPD who say that there were no students injured.

Update, 11:28 a.m.: Most of the traffic has cleared at the 120th and Broadway intersection, with cars now moving freely around a few remaining police cars and fire trucks.

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6 Comments

  1. Only half the cars involved

    Thought it was an accident

  2. jaded adoptive new yorker

    Only when I get out of the city do I remember that driving like a maniac with absolutely no regard for human life in an aging Crown Victoria 24 hours a day with zero maintenance and brakes that sound like a steel foundry is not normal behavior.

    Also, whenever a terrified friend from elsewhere holds on for dear life on the West Side Highway, reminding me I'm also in mortal peril.

    Reminds me of that Onion article: "8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live"

  3. Anonymous

    There was one student injured- a Law School Student. He is in the hospital with the rest of the victims of the accident.

  4. Anonymous

    So why did they have to pry off the roof...just roll the car back on its feet and open the doors. Nothing to see people, just keep walking!

  5. CAVA  

    Bringing the heat. They were first and one of them like pried open the door of the cab to save the driver. Serious bad ass-ness.

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