An investigation is still underway into a crash between two yellow cabs that injured six people on March 23, according to local sources. New York police responded to the scene of the car accident that left both cabs totaled and also saw a seventh person, a pedestrian, struck by one of them. As of this report, no charges have been filed against either driver.
It is unclear how the accident took place, since witness statements are still being collected. However, it has been confirmed that both cabs were found in an intersection, one with serious damage to its front end and the other with a damaged trunk. It is also unclear whether the drivers of the cabs were among the injured taken to hospitals.
Of the six who were in the vehicles, two suffered serious injuries that are thankfully not considered life-threatening. The other four escaped with minor injuries, and the status of the pedestrian is not currently known. Police are polling witnesses and asking anyone with information to come forward. In the meantime, New York authorities have remained tight-lipped on the accident, and no further information is available at this time.
New York streets are busy, and there are plenty of opportunities for a car accident to occur. Thankfully, no one was killed in this particular crash, but even minor injuries can have long-term repercussions to those suffering them. With this in mind, the injured parties may choose to file personal injury lawsuits against one or both drivers, along with the employer/s. These suits are civil in nature and do not require a criminal conviction, or even the filing of criminal charges, in order for the aggrieved parties to proceed.
Source: New York Daily News, “6 people injured after New York City cabs crash, strike pedestrian“, Chelsia Rose Marcius, Thomas Tracy, March 25, 2015