By Daniel Katzive
Update, 12:03 p.m., Sunday: On Sunday morning, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed that a one-year-old child in a stroller and a 43-year old man were struck by a taxi driven by a 63-year-old man, as they were crossing the street Saturday at about 2 p.m. They were treated at the scene by EMS and transported to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in stable condition. The NYPD had no record of any arrest or summons issued to the driver, who remained at the scene.
9:02 p.m., Sunday: In response to an inquiry from WSR, Mount Sinai Morningside confirmed that the injured child was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, the same day as the accident. We will update the article further if we receive information on the condition of the adult.
Original Post: A taxi driver struck a child in a stroller and an accompanying adult Saturday afternoon at the corner of West 66th Street and Riverside Boulevard, according to people at the scene in the immediate aftermath, and scanner traffic monitored by Citizen App.
The FDNY confirmed that they received a call at 2:04 p.m. and transported two individuals to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital, but were unable to provide further details on their ages or conditions. The NYPD was also not able to provide immediate information.
A crushed stroller was visible by a trash can near the scene in the aftermath of the accident.
Sharon Slotnick, who lives near the intersection, told West Side Rag, “We have been working with local officials for years to try and get a traffic light. The traffic and blatant disregard for stop signs are getting worse every day, and, unfortunately, a child was a victim today.”
The afternoon sun shines directly up this stretch of the boulevard this time of year, though WSR could not confirm that it was a contributing factor in this incident.
We will update if further information becomes available.
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