Taxi hits cops responding to cake truck crash in Manhattan: police

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Three officers responding to the scene of an overturned cake truck  were hospitalized Monday after a taxi crashed into two of them and a police vehicle where the third sat,  according to the NYPD.

The truck, advertising the New York-based dessert company Carousel Cakes, overturned at East 59th Street and Third Avenue, bordering the Upper East Side and midtown, around 7 a.m., FDNY said.

Images of the scene shared on social media showed a truck on its side. It apparently knocked over multiple street signs and a light signal in the crash.

Fire officials initially said a pedestrian was struck and transported. Police later said the truck driver was hospitalized.

Multiple officers responded to the scene.

That’s when police say a taxi merged and struck two of the officers, pinning their legs.

A third officer sitting in a police car was also injured when the taxi struck the vehicle, police said.

All three officers were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to police.

Additional information on the cause of the initial crash was not available.

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