Yellow Cab Jumps Curb, Strikes Pedestrians In Downtown

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Four pedestrians were injured when a Yellow Cab jumped the curb in downtown Pittsburgh.

The incident happened in the 500-blcok of Penn Avenue near Subway.

At least two pedestrians are in critical condition. The cab also took down several parking meters before hitting two buildings.

Nathan Fritz, a culinary student, was standing just five feet away when it happened.

“I ran over to the scene and tried to help out as much as I could,” he told KDKA-TV. “I gave him my neckerchief to help stop the blood.”

Witnesses say the cab flew around the corner at Sixth Street and Penn Avenue, jumped the curb and took out several signs before hitting the restaurant, Six Penn. The cab then bounced off the restaurant, took out three pedestrians and then came to rest against another building.

“There was a woman with a little baby that jumped out of the way, luckily, that was inches – she was very close,” Joe Baumiller, a witness, said.

Yellow Cab released a statement saying they were still trying to gather information about this afternoon’s accident.

“Our staff will fully cooperate with Pittsburgh Police to determine exactly what happened. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved and their families,” Jamie Campologno, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Transportation Group, said in a statement.

A Pittsburgh police sergeant says it appears the cab was going 25-to-30 miles per hour and say it’s possible the driver had a seizure behind the wheel.

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  1. Iron Filling Head says:

    The cab driver was shocked to see Marty and his iron filling head wearing a blue kdka rain coat in 80 degree weather, was so distracted he hit the sidewalk….more at 5=6-10 and 11 when Marty puts on real hair and ditches the rain coat

  2. raul says:

    Will Mandie be producing that segment?

  3. PD says:

    why the heck was some one with seizures driving a cab?

  4. ds says:

    IWhy would the police handcuff someone having a seizure. This shows a poor lack of training on their part. If you don,t know how to handle a seizure victim, find someone who can. They did more harm than good by handcuffing him. But the mediaill never follow up on that part of the story.

  5. Idots in uniform says:

    EMS worker never ever ever chain a patient who may have seizures…….Marty made that up about doing it for the mans own protection

  6. DukeNukem says:

    I blame video games. Doom made kids shoot up schools. WoW makes kids raid and plunder. If Crazy Taxi was not made this would have never happened.

  7. Deborah Spruiel says:

    wow, I work one block away, that could’ve been me on the way to
    Starbucks…….
    Thank you Jesus!!!!

    1. MICHELLE says:

      IT’S THANK YOU BABY JESUS

      1. SISTER IN CHRIST says:

        ITS THANK YOU JESUS. BABY JESUS GREW UP AND DIED FOR OUR SINS ON THE CROSS AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD. READ YOUR BIBLE MICHELLE!!!

  8. Steve Hanson says:

    Marty Griffin is the biggest idiot in town, he hates Disney World

  9. lou says:

    marty hated disney because he is cheap , biggest hack reporter and the cheapest man in MT LEBO

  10. Raul says:

    Did Mandie run down the street screaming that she is a producer for KDKA at the cops?

  11. MICHELLE says:

    I THINK SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE BAR A LITTLE EARLIER

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