Hero construction workers lift taxi off elderly woman in Manhattan

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — A pair of construction workers sprang to action when an elderly woman was hit by a taxi¬† crossing a Manhattan street — lifting the vehicle off the woman.

The 83-year-old woman was walking her bicycle across the street near Columbus Circle at about 9 a.m. Monday when she was struck by the Ford Escape hybrid making a turn, according to the New York Post.

The driver checked on the woman then was about to put the SUV in reverse when he was stopped by the two construction workers, Joe Delfino and Marcos Loyola, who were on their coffee break.

The two men the lifted the car and pulled the woman out.

“I don’t know where I got the strength,” Loyola told the Post.

The woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital for a broken wrist and fractures to her right leg.

Police are investigating the incident.


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