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Mohammed Himon (credit: Facebook)

Cab Driver Who Struck Tourist Suspended, Apologizes

Mohammed Himon spoke to reporters Fridays outside Bellevue Hospital, where 23-year-old Sian Green is recovering.

08/23/2013

Police are investigating after a taxi driver slammed into scaffolding outside a building in midtown Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 23. (credit: CBS 2)

Cab Driver Slams Into Scaffolding In Midtown

The accident brought debris down onto the ground and on top of one of the cabs.

08/23/2013

Sian Green (Instagram)

Family Of British Tourist Struck By Cab Arrives At Hospital

Sian Green was enjoying her first day in New York when the cab jumped the curb near Radio City Music Hall and plowed directly into her, severing her left foot and seriously damaging her right leg.

08/21/2013

Police on the scene after a taxi lost control and jumped a curb at 49th Street and 6th Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Taxi Cab Jumps Curb Near Radio City Music Hall, Strikes Pedestrians

Three people were hurt after a taxi jumped a curb in front of Radio City Music Hall Tuesday morning.

08/20/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Hit, Killed By Cab In Brooklyn After Falling Off Motorcycle

It happened just before 1 a.m. on the Belt Parkway at Pennsylvania Avenue. Police said the 37-year-old victim was a passenger on the bike when she was thrown from the motorcycle after it struck a barrier.

06/20/2013

New apple green taxi that will work in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island  and Upper Manhattan. (Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi Plan

Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.

06/06/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

11 Years In Prison For Man Who Carjacked Cabbie, Led Police On 80 MPH Chase

A man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday, after being convicted of stealing a taxi and leading police on a dangerous chase two years ago.

05/01/2013

Ambulance (file/credit: CBS 2)

Woman, Struck Killed After Car Hits Taxi In Kips Bay

A woman was struck and killed by a taxi after it was rear-ended early Sunday in Kips Bay.

02/24/2013

Victor Calise tests out one of the city’s wheelchair-accessible taxis – Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

Wheelchair Taxi Program Gets Mostly Positive Reviews At Six-Month Mark

About six months ago, the city rolled out a program to help people in wheelchairs link up with one of just a few hundred accessible taxis out there.

02/13/2013

FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TLC Approves Plan To Allow ‘Virtual Hails’ From Smartphones

Need to hail a cab in New York City? There could soon be an app for that.

12/13/2012

Urbanathlon New York 2008 (credit: Men's Health)

Urbanathlon Taking Over Flushing Meadows On Saturday

If you’d like to test your fitness and especially your endurance, you might want to take part in the Men’s Health Urbanathlon coming up this Saturday, October 27, in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

10/22/2012

A "LOOK!" sticker is seen on a taxi in Manhattan - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC DOT, TLC Introduce ‘LOOK!’ Campaign For Taxi Riders

New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.

09/25/2012

William Scalzi, president of Accessible Dispatch, the Connecticut company that will dispatch wheelchair accessible taxis in NYC (center); David Yassky, Chairman of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (left); and Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (right) - Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

TLC Unveils New Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky says that for decades they have failed wheelchair users in the city. He hopes that has failure has now been fixed.

09/14/2012

Taxis on 7th Avenue in Manhattan - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New System To Alert You Of Charges In Taxis

If you see a flashing alert coming from your taxi TV screen, you should probably pay attention.

09/12/2012

A taxi cab SUV (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

NYC Cab Riders Upset Over 17 Percent Fare Hike, But Are They Justified?

Medallion owners asked for a share of the increase, but right now it all goes to the drivers, who were earning an average of $130 for a 12-hour shift. With the new fare that will rise to $160.

09/04/2012

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