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5-year-old girl, man killed when taxi jumps curb in the Bronx

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A.J. Ross reports from the Mount Eden section of the Bronx. (WABC)

Police said a taxi crashed onto a sidewalk and hit four people waiting at a bus stop in the Bronx, killing a man and a 5-year-old girl, and injuring two other people.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday on Grand Concourse near 170th Street, near the Highbridge section of the Bronx.

Authorities say 25-year-old Kadeem Brown died at the scene while 5-year-old Tierre Clark was pronounced dead at a hospital. A 55-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition and a 39-year-old woman is in stable condition.

Police said the cab driver was driving on a service road travel lane on the Grand Concourse when he struck a parked car, causing minor injuries to the woman driving it, before jumping the curb and hitting the pedestrians. The cab driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

"It was frantic, very scary, never seen anything like it," one eyewitness said.

Still in shock, one eyewitness said all she could do was helplessly watch as an outer borough cab suddenly jumped the curb, narrowly missing her and striking the others.

"The little girl was right there," the eyewitness said. "I was nervous. I look at the little girl and say, 'Oh my gosh, she's still alive.'"

Medics quickly rushed the five-year-old girl and a 65-year-old man to the hospital. Clark died later the hospital.


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