New York City taxi plows into crowd, NYPD says at least 3 critically injured

The taxi driver may have suffered a medical emergency before crashing into a crowd in Manhattan

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A New York City taxi cab jumped a curb in Manhattan Monday afternoon and slammed into a crowd of people after mowing down a biker on Broadway, according to city police.

The NYPD said during an afternoon news briefing that five people had been struck, three of whom suffered critical injuries. One was a bicyclist who the cab driver collided with first during a left-hand turn onto the busy street. Two females were pinned against a wall, according to authorities, and between 15 and 20 bystanders ran over to try and lift the SUV off of them.

The driver was also taken to the hospital, according to authorities.

It happened at 1186 Broadway, a few blocks away from Madison Square Park and an area frequently packed with New Yorkers and tourists alike. Police said they had obtained video evidence.

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An aerial view shows the aftermath of a New York City taxi crash that left at least 4 pedestrians hurt, three of them critically, according to authorities.

An aerial view shows the aftermath of a New York City taxi crash that left at least 4 pedestrians hurt, three of them critically, according to authorities. (FOX 5 NY)

Police said Broadway was closed near 29th Street as part of the investigation.

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The driver may have suffered a medical emergency, an NYPD spokesperson told Fox News Digital, but investigators were still looking into the circumstances that led up to the crash.

Police said the crash appeared to have been an accident. The highway investigation team was on scene.

Cellphone video shared to the Citizen App showed a crowd of onlookers watching as firefighters taped off the area and approached the cab, a mid-sized SUV that had come to a stop with all four wheels on the sidewalk.

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An aerial view of the aftermath provided by FOX 5 New York appeared to show blood on the sidewalk. The victims were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, according to the station.

This is a breaking news story.