A hit-and-run driver left four people injured after creating a chain reaction crash on the Upper West Side on Monday, police said.
Wendy Mateo, 39, sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries, including a partially amputated arm, sources said. She was brought to Bellevue Hospital.
Three other people were taken to hospitals. Ilhajjam Hamid, 23, was treated for a broken nose and a 50-year-old man, whose identity has not been released, was treated for a broken arm at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. Henriquez Wellington, 42, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and treated for bruises.
According to officials and witnesses, a taxi cab was picking up a passenger when he was rear-ended by a black Honda Accord sedan with Pennsylvania license plates on Broadway and West 62nd Street at around 4:30 p.m. The impact from the collision sent the cab lurching into a Halal cart, which then flew 20 feet into the air and collided with a ConEd van parked on the corner.
Witnesses said they saw the driver of the black sedan flee the scene. Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver.
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