Two people are in a serious condition after being involved in a car accident involving two cars and a taxicab at midtown on a Sunday, according to the police.
The driver of a fast moving Lexus—whose brakes may have malfunctioned—had lost control on 34th Street near Madison Avenue, as the cops had said. The accident had happened at around 5:26 in the afternoon.
The driver then had hit a newspaper box before it went to an incoming traffic where it hit a taxicab. The taxicab, in turn, had crashed a white Mercedes-Benz, according to police and witnesses. A witness, 55 year old David Cahalan from Clearwater, Fla., had said that the driver of the Lexus was totally out of control.
According to the police, the Lexuse driver had told them that his car brakes did not work.
A couple that was in the taxicab was helped by a passerby after being trapped in the backseat.
The taxi cab driver and one of his passengers were reported to be in serious, but otherwise non-life threatening, condition at Bellevue Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, as said by the police.
The Lexus driver had escaped when the vehicle had caught on fire. The driver sustained minor injuries, according to the police. No tickets were issued according to the police but investigation with regards to the accident is still ensuing.
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