Teen Struck By Taxi In Midtown, Triggering Melee; At Least 4 Arrested – CBS New York
The 18-year-old was hit around 2:15 p.m. at 52nd Street and Eighth Avenue.
The victim was not seriously injured.
The incident then led to a large fight between a group of teens, a taxi driver and responding NYPD officers.
At least four people have been arrested and some first responders were injured.
Witnesses told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner most of those involved are students at a nearby school.
The fight was so loud, people at a nearby diner could hear punches being thrown through the windows.
A witness told Rozner the 18-year-old was hit after running into moving traffic.
According to the witness, the teen wasn’t seriously injured, but when police came to his aid, the victim’s friends became confrontational, which led to a raucous situation.
A cab driver says in the midst of the fracas a group of teens jumped on the hood of his car while he was waiting at a light.
“My experience, officers were there to defuse the situation. And the rowdiness of the crowd got to the point where fights broke out,” a witness said.
Check back soon for more on this developing story.