Cab crashes into East Village Staples

July 1, 2012 4:20:39 PM PDT
One minute customers were shopping in a Staples store in the East Village, the next minute they were on the ground ducking for cover.

Thankfully it wasn't a bomb, it was a New York City cab that blasted through the front window and sent customers into a panic.

At 2:15 on Sunday afternoon, police say a taxi was trying to avoid a bike on Broadway and E. 8th St. when it slammed into the store. Except eyewitnesses say the driver ended up hitting a cyclist as well, taking the biker through the window.

Those on the scene tell Eyewitness News that there were two passengers in the back of the cab, who got a much rougher ride than expected. According to the police report, eight were taken to Bellevue Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police do not believe there was any criminality involved.

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