A cab collided with a tractor-trailer in a frightening early-morning crash Tuesday, injuring three and sending the taxi careening into a building, authorities and witnesses said.
The wreck occurred at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 48th Street about 2 a.m., knocking over a traffic light and leaving a trail of twisted metal on the sidewalk, NYPD and FDNY officials said.
At least one of the vehicles jumped a curb and smashed into a Radisson Hotel at the intersection, shearing off the taxi's roof, a witness said.
"It was a terrible situation," said Eudoro Arguello, 50, who was working at a garage on 48th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue when he heard the loud crash. ''The police and fire trucks were all over. It was like a movie.''
The three injured individuals suffered minor lacerations in the incident and were brought to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, police said.
The crash is currently under investigation, cops added.