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YORKVILLE, Manhattan — A baby was injured Sunday afternoon after two taxies collided and jumped the curb, officials and witnesses said.

The vehicles collided near the intersection of Second Avenue and East 82nd Street around 3 p.m., officials said. The smaller taxi then jumped the curb, slamming into a family eating outside at Wahlburgers, including a mother holding a small baby in her arms.

"I heard a sound like a bomb," Barbara Norwalk, a customer at another sidewalk cafe, told PIX11. "And I heard a mother screaming."

The baby's stroller was broken by the taxi.

"I saw the stroller broken and we were really worried for the baby," said  Charles Norwalk. "But it ended up the baby wasn't hurt that bad."

The baby's injuries were minor. Four people total were injured. Three of the victims were taken to New York Hospital.

Both taxi drivers remained at the scene and traffic on Second Avenue was tied up for hours as police tried to figure out which taxi driver caused the crash.

Witnesses on the street weren't sure. One witness said a car ran a red light.

"The van jumped the red light and hit the guy coming down second avenue and pushed him up against a pole right at the cafe," Rory Quinn, the owner of Five Mile Stone restaurant, told PIX11.

Another eyewitness said the larger taxi was making a turn at the time.

"The bigger cab was making a left-hand turn and T-bones the other taxi," Vik Pawar, an eyewitness, told PIX11. "For some reason, he hit the accelerator and crushed the stroller."

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