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Man in critical condition after being struck by cab in Jackson Heights

taxi+generic+resized1Aug. 19, 2015 By Michael Florio

A pedestrian is in critical condition after a taxi backed into him at a Jackson Heights crosswalk this morning, according to the NYPD.

The man was crossing 74th Street, at the intersection with 37th Ave, when a yellow-cab driver who was in reverse struck him at about 1:10 am, police said.

The 2013 Ford taxi stopped at a red light just past the pedestrian crosswalk. The driver attempted to reverse out of the crosswalk when he struck a 55 year-old-man from Staten Island.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said. The police did not have an update on his condition.

The driver remained on the scene and has not been arrested, police said.



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