(Jen Chung) You would think in a week where a taxi cab driver jumped a Midtown curb, severing a pedestrian's foot, other cab drivers would try to keep their heads cool. But no: Earlier this morning at 1:30 a.m., a cab crashed into scaffolding on Sixth Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets in midtown Manhattan—allegedly after trying to beat another cab to a fare.
WABC 7 reports, "One taxi driver said the other cab cut him off after spotting a customer on the other side of the street. 'I cross from the left hand side to pick a customer, and it was too close to save the accident,' driver Jacob Owusu said. 'He cut me off. For a fare...He came from the other side. The left side there. He crossed. He saw the customer first, I didn't see the customer.'"
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