NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman lost part of her leg and two other people were hurt after a taxi jumped a curb in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
The pedestrians were struck near Radio City Music Hall at around 11 a.m., when a taxi lost control and jumped a curb at 49th Street and Sixth Avenue.
Authorities said two pedestrians and a cyclist were struck when the cab jumped the curb.
The bicyclist, who did not want to give his name, said the cabbie — identified by several media outlets as Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon, 24, of Queens — was trying to turn from Sixth Avenue onto 49th Street, which set off a wild string of events.
“He didn’t want to stop. I told him to stop. He got angry because I told him to stop, so he deliberately accelerated his car,” the bicyclist told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.