Woman slammed by cab in Bay Ridge

Woman slammed by cab in Bay Ridge
Brutal collision: A Bay Ridge woman was struck and thrown from the crosswalk at 75th Street and Fourth Avenue by a taxi driver in a black Toyota Camry on June 28.
Photo by Georgine Benvenuto

A livery cab driver plowed into a Bay Ridge woman at Fourth Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway on June 28.

The driver turned his black Toytoa Camry into the intersection at approximately 8:45 am and collided into the woman crossing the street, according to a police spokeswoman.

The cabbie struck the woman so hard she was thrown several feet from the crosswalk. The woman was bleeding from her mouth and is believed to have suffered from internal injuries, according to an eyewitness.

The incident is the third this year at the notoriously dangerous intersection, which has logged 43 accidents since 2009, according to city data.

Officers questioned the driver, who remained on the scene, and a police investigation is ongoing. Emergency responders rushed the victim to Maimonides Medical Center, said police.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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