Reader Trish Naudon-Thomas sends this picture of yesterday’s cab crash in Chelsea. Information about what transpired is still hard to come by, but an AP squib notes that the collision has put one person in critical condition and two others in serious condition. It’s a miracle that even more people weren’t hurt in such a pedestrian-packed city environment.
As noted in the comments to our first post about this crash, it’s much easier to acquire a hack license in New York City compared to London. A survey released this June ranked New York cabbies the world’s worst taxi drivers. London’s were named the best. Think of the lives that could be saved if we decided that driving a multi-ton vehicle all day, all over town demanded more rigorous certification.