8 injured when taxi crashes into Manhattan restaurant: FDNY

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan — Eight civilians were injured when a vehicle crashed into a restaurant in Manhattan Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.

The yellow cab is seen over the sidewalk on the storefront of the Westville Restaurant on Ninth Avenue and West 54th Street in Hell's Kitchen during the peak of lunchtime, Citizen video shows.

An employee told PIX11's Andrew Ramos that patrons started running when they heard a "huge crash."

Fire trucks and ambulatory vehicles surrounded the immediate area, as Citizen video showed on person being rolled out in a wheelchair.

Eight civilians sustained minor injuries, according to fire officials. Five people were taken to area hospitals, and three people refused medical attention, FDNY tweeted.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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