A black Mercedes slammed into a taxi on 68th street and Columbus and rolled up onto the sidewalk next to restaurant Il Violino Tuesday evening a little before 6 p.m. The vehicle was being pursued by an unmarked police car before the collision, according to NBC. The car had initially been pulled over for driving through a light; the driver took of when police wanted to question him about something in the backseat, according to ABC. NBC reported that the vehicle was traveling east on 68th before the crash, but other reports are unclear on the direction of the vehicles.
After the Mercedes hit the cab, the driver got out and started running but was caught by police, according to NBC. The car continued to roll until it hopped the curb and came to a stop just in front of the restaurant. The 20th precinct only told us that “the incident is currently under investigation” but gave no other details.
“The driver of the taxi hit by the suspect said he was alone in the taxi and wasn’t hurt aside from a sore back.”
One man is in custody and police are looking for at least one other person, according to ABC.
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Correction: This article initially misstated the direction of the vehicles.