On Saturday night, at roughly 8:45 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident occurred near the Holland Tunnel. The accident involved three yellow taxis that collided and left three people injured. One of the taxis is believed to have experienced defective brakes and rammed the other two vehicles.
According to one of the drivers, a passenger in the cab that began the accident appeared to have suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. The condition of the two other injured individuals was unknown.
There was another taxi accident last month when a taxi jumped the curb on the East Side and three people were injured. Witnesses claimed that cab ran a red light and smashed into a building.
In yet another taxi accident on March 19, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident outside of the Stuyvesant Town housing complex. The initial investigation determined that the woman was laying in the street when the taxi hit her and fled from the scene.
These accidents may be cause for concern regarding taxi drivers and safety precautions. It is important that people remain safe on the road to avoid serious accidents. If an accident occurs, it is important to determine the exact cause of the accident.
In taxi accidents, the liable party may be the driver of the taxi, the driver of another vehicle, or the manufacturer of a vehicle part.