Taxi crashes into Japanese restaurant in NYC

A taxi crashed into a Japanese restaurant on the Upper East Side on Friday afternoon, sending the driver and a pedestrian to the hospital and leaving two others with minor injuries, officials said.

The vehicle jumped the sidewalk on East 81st Street near Second Avenue in Manhattan around 4:45 p.m. and crashed into the entryway of the Amura eatery, according to the NYPD, the FDNY and video posted to the Citizen app.

The driver suffered a broken leg, and three other people were injured, the agencies said.

Tax crashes into a restaurant on the Upper East side in New York City on East 81 street and second avenue.
A taxi crashed into Amura restaurant on the Upper East side on July 2, 2021.
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Four people in the crash were injured, including the driver.
Four people in the crash were injured, including the driver.
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A view of the Amura restaurant following the crash.
A view of the Amura restaurant following the crash.
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Two of those who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
Two of those who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
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The driver in the crash suffered a broken leg.
The driver in the crash suffered a broken leg.
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Police said they did not believe there was any crime in the crash.
Police said they did not believe there was any crime in the crash.
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Two of those injured refused medical attention, while the driver and another hurt person who was cut on the leg were taken to an area hospital, the FDNY said.

No criminality is suspected, cops said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if any diners were among the injured.

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