Ped Struck as Cab Runs Into Storefront at 53rd and Madison

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David Dartley sends this in: 

Perhaps it’s just as well that I only had the crappy camera on my cell phone and you can’t see much detail.

A taxi had smashed into a storefront on Madison Ave. just above 53rd St. On the other side of a taxi, there was a person lying face-down on the curb and a firefighter pouring sawdust on the sidewalk to soak up a pool of blood. 


Was there any good reason for this to happen? Do we need to take drastic steps to strengthen the measures that get this kind of driver off the street, or don’t we? There is no reason on earth for society to condone this kind of driving in cities.

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