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Man Critical After Being Struck By Cab In SoHo

Driver Says He Didn't See Pedestrian Because Of Intense Sun Glare
A cab is roped off by police tape following an accident in SoHo on Oct. 25, 2013. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

A cab is roped off by police tape following an accident in SoHo on Oct. 25, 2013. (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man is hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a taxi in Manhattan.

The man was hit while crossing Crosby Street in SoHo around 8:15 a.m. Friday.

The taxi driver, who remained at the scene, told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck he made a left turn onto Crosby Street and didn’t see the pedestrian because of intense sun glare.

Kha An Rahaman, 30, said he immediately got out of his vehicle and called 911 when he saw the man pinned under the front wheel.

“He was bleeding,” said Rahaman, who broke down in tears as he recalled the accident. “This scene is so bad.”

The pedestrian was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition with head and leg injuries. He is undergoing surgery.

“I don’t know why this happened this morning…I never had anything happen,” Rahaman said, adding that he doesn’t know if he can ever get behind the wheel of a taxi again.

No charges are expected to be filed against Rahaman.

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