Cab and SUV crash into scaffolding on East Side of Manhattan

Four people suffered minor injuries when 2 vehicles, including a cab, crashed into scaffolding at 42nd and 1st on the East Side of Manhattan on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

September 5, 2013 3:51:56 PM PDT
An SUV collided with a taxi Thursday, sending both crashing into scaffolding at 42nd Street and 1st Avenue on the East Side of Manhattan.

At least three people were injured in the accident near the United Nations at about 3 p.m.

The FDNY says the driver of the cab was hospitalized with serious head trauma.

His female passenger and the driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.

A fourth person, a cyclist, narrowly escaped injury as the scaffolding came down.

Rescuers worked to extricate the victims, who were trapped in the wreckage.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.