Woman critically injured, struck, pinned between taxis in NYC
A 42-year-old women was critically injured Monday morning when she was struck and pinned between two taxis on a Midtown Manhattan street, according to authorities.
Rosemarie Mifsud, the victim was putting her luggage in the trunk of a cab outside 750 Seventh Ave. about 6 a.m. when another taxi hit her from behind, wedging her between the two vehicles, cops said.
Rosemarie Mifsud was in New York to attend the wake of a friend, he said.
Mifsud, was taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.
Leslaw Zielinski, 61, the cab driver who was about to take her to the airport remained on the scene as did Mohamed Gendia, who was driving the cab that struck her, officials said.
Gendia just finished his first year as a licensed cabbie and has a clean record, a spokesman with the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission said.
A witness who saw the crash noticed the first taxi’s passenger was near the trunk then saw another cab smash right into the back; crushing her.
He heard the women her scream. Then he witnessed the cab back-up and the women fall to the ground. Her legs were crushed. There was heavy bleeding.
The sister of Rosemarie Mifsud, said her sister suffered compound leg fractures. Police suggest the cause of the crash, may have been the result of icy road conditions.