Sunday, January 20, 2013

Taxi Driver Killed, 1 Person Injured in Manhattan Crash

A taxi driver was killed and another man was injured in an early morning car crash Sunday in Manhattan.

Police say a driver in a sport utility vehicle traveling on East 26th Street around 2 a.m. hit a taxi that was double-parked. The taxi shot forward, hitting the cab driver who had been standing in front of it.

Authorities say the taxi driver, 35-year-old Mir Hoosain of Queens, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SUV and the taxicab hit three other parked cars. A man who was in one of the parked cars was hospitalized in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and an investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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