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2 Columbus women injured after taxi cab jumps curb, hits crowd in New York

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Monday on Broadway at 29th Street.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Two women from Columbus were among the six people injured on Monday when a taxi cab jumped a curb in Manhattan and crashed into a group of pedestrians.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Broadway at 29th Street.

Authorities said the cab was turning left when it collided with a bicycle. The cab then slowed down and mounted a curb, before police said the driver sped up and hit two women on the sidewalk, pinning them against a wall.

Three people were taken to a hospital in critical condition and three others, including the cab driver, had non-life-threatening injuries.

A 48-year-old woman from Columbus suffered a severe leg injury that may require amputation, according to ABC 7 in New York. Another Columbus woman, 31, suffered a less serious injury.

A spokesperson with Mayor Ginther's office told 10TV News that Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, reached out following the incident. "Mayor Adams and Mayor Ginther spoke today about two Columbus residents hurt in the taxi crash this afternoon in New York. Mayor Adams has graciously offered to help the families navigate New York to be with the victims," they said. "Mayor Ginther asks our residents to pray for strength and healing for the victims and their loved ones."

Police said between 15 and 20 people tried to help lift the cab off of the women.

"A remarkable scene took place, about 15 to 20 New Yorkers attempted to pick this cab off these women," said NYPD Deputy Chief John Chell.

Police say it appears to be an accident, though the highway investigation team will determine exactly what happened.

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