Pedestrian struck by a cab in Midtown accident

Taxi cab crashed into a pole at 52nd and 7th Avenue in Midtown on Monday, July 15. (N.J. Burkett)

July 15, 2013 3:28:07 PM PDT
Two cabs collided in Midtown, sending one of them onto the sidewalk and into a pedestrian on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. on Monday at 52nd Street and 7th Avenue.

According to investigators, a cab struck another cab traveling south on 7th Avenue. The second taxi careened toward the sidewalk.

Police say that one of the cabs ran a red light.

The cab struck a pole and a pedestrian standing near.

He was taken to the hospital along with the driver of one of the cabs. The nature of their injuries was not known.

The pedestrian was standing with his wife and two children at the time of the accident, officials said. They were not injured.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.