Eyes on the Street: Cabs Collide on Central Park’s West Drive

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Streetsblog contributor Ken Coughlin snapped these shots of a rear-end collision between a yellow taxi and a livery cab in Central Park. The crash happened on West Drive at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Fortunately, no cyclists or runners or moms with kids were involved, but as long as the city’s most iconic public space remains open as a motor vehicle thruway, people who use it will always have to worry about the next driver coming up behind them. Odds are one in four of those drivers is speeding by at least 10 mph. And if one of those speeders hits someone, the chance of death resulting from the collision is at least 85 percent.

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