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Cab driver jumps curb, injures 6; road rage blamed

Posted at 4:27 AM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 04:27:03-05

NEW YORK (WPIX/CNN) – At least six pedestrians were injured and one driver was taken into custody after a cub jumped the curb in a busy section of New York City, setting off a chain-reaction of wrecks.

Investigators say road rage play a role in the incident, which happened Thursday just before 1:30 p.m.

Preliminary information suggests one Taxi & Limousine Commission driver was so enraged he caused a chaotic chain-reaction, crashing into cars and mowing down pedestrians along the way.

Police say the driver of a Lincoln Continental hit a Ford Explorer, and the force of the crash sent the Explorer into a bicycle, trapping the cyclist.

But the driver of the Lincoln kept going.

After nearly a block, the driver rear-ended a Mercedes SUV, police say. That impact forced the Mercedes to hit another car and a pedestrian.

Still, the Lincoln didn’t stop, as the driver jumped the car onto the sidewalk, hitting two more people.

Police say all of the injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

One driver has been taken into custody.

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