A taxicab careened into a grocery store’s flower stand at 83rd street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday night around 10 p.m., hitting and injuring a worker there. West Side Rag correspondent Meredith Kurz was at the scene, and sent the description below and the photos. Witnesses said a truck hit the cab, which had no passengers in it, forcing the cab onto the sidewalk.
“Our wonderful flower vendor was limping badly – he had hurt his knee – and it took all of his bodega buddies to convince him to go into the ambulance – I don’t know if he’s just being macho or if he’s worried about doing paperwork. Luckily that was the only injury. Glass was strewn like stars all over Amsterdam.”
Witness Lenny Bautista tells us the truck was heading North and the cab was heading West when the truck slammed into the cab and spun it around toward the curb.