Bystanders Lift Cab Off Crash Victim — Too Late


A woman struck by a taxi in Manhattan on Friday died despite the efforts of about a dozen bystanders who turned the vehicle on its side to free her.

The woman, 58, was crossing Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side when the cab driver, who was trying to beat a red light, ran her over. Construction workers rushed from a nearby project and joined others in lifting the taxi van. She was pronounced dead at Lenox Hill Hospital.

“There were enough of us there that it wasn’t hard to flip the cab,” Sam Easley said. “I just wanted to save her. I didn’t want to move her because her arm was mangled. I was just trying to talk to her and keep her calm.”

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