NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman was killed after being struck by a taxi cab on the Upper East Side Friday afternoon.
As CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported, the incident took place at around 2 p.m. at 78th Street and Madison Avenue.
The cab was traveling north on Madison Avenue and began making a left turn onto 79th Street when it struck a 58-year-old woman crossing the street, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
The victim was thrown under the cab and dragged several feet, sources told CBS 2.
Ken Sumner was a half block away when he heard the thud of the taxi cab hitting a woman. He was one of many people who gathered in an attempt to save the victim.
“The doorman, he’s asking her, ‘Are you OK? Can you… this?’ But we were hearing nothing. So that urge was there – she’s not saying anything. Just push, you know?” Sumner said.