Road rage blamed after cab driver jumps curbs, injures 6 in lower Manhattan

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LOWER MANHATTAN — At least six pedestrians were struck when a cab driver jumped the curb in a busy section of lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon, possibly after getting into a crash with another TLC driver, police said.

Investigators said road rage played a role in the crash, which happened about 1:20 p.m. at Liberty Street and Broadway, near Zuccotti Park, a block from the World Trade Center, according to police.

A damaged vehicle is seen after crashing into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan on Dec. 3, 2017. (Citizen app)

Preliminary information suggests two TLC drivers were involved in a crash and at least one of those drivers jumped the curb and hit pedestrians, police said.

Police said all of their injuries appear to be non-life threatening. One driver has been taken into custody.

Video of the scene showed a black car with New York license plates having sustained heavy front-end damage.