NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As a Chevy Impala stood parked at a red light on 42nd Street and 6th Avenue at about 9:00 on Saturday night, suddenly a speeding Jaguar plowed into the back of it. The Jaguar bounced off a taxi and then landed on the sidewalk in front of a Starbucks, hitting six pedestrians.
In all, 10 people were hurt. The driver of the Jaguar, the driver of the Impala and a passenger in the Chevy were all taken away in critical condition and are being treated at Bellevue Hospital, along with three of the pedestrians who are in serious condition.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported
“It was a really horrible scene,” Timothy Anderson of Brooklyn, who was reading a book inside Bryant Park when he heard a violent crash, told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “All of a sudden I just heard this screech, like a loud ‘bam.’ One car was totaled, and there was a yellow taxicab on its side with the roof sheared off. It appeared to hit a tree.”
After hearing the crash, Anderson ran to the scene and saw people lying on the sidewalks, screaming for help.
Left on the sidewalk on Sunday morning were newspaper dispensers, twisted and mangled.
Charges haven’t been filed against the driver of the car that caused the accident.
Were you at the scene on Saturday night? Or did you see the remains of the destruction on Sunday morning? Share your stories and comments below…