2 injured when cab jumps curb, hits light pole on Upper East Side

Sunday, February 21, 2016

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police say two women were injured when a cab jumped a curb and hit a light pole, causing it to fall into Central Park.

Authorities say a cab driver told them he jumped the curb after swerving to avoid another cab that came into his lane on Fifth Avenue near 84th Street around 10 a.m. Sunday. He hit the pole, which fell into the park where a 41-year-old woman and a child were.

Police say the pole hit the woman, but the extent of her injuries was unclear. A 47-year-old woman in the cab suffered a head injury. The young child was not injured.

Both women are recovering in the hospital.

(Some information from the Associated Press)