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Taxi slams into hotel after hit by tractor-trailer

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A taxi driver was seriously injured after he collided with a tractor-trailer that sent his cab careening into a Midtown Manhattan hotel early Tuesday.

The incident happened at Lexington Avenue and 48th Street.

The cab hopped the curb after smashed into the Radisson Hotel. A street light and a pole were also knocked over.

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Witnesses say the tractor-trailer driver may have been speeding and possibly ran a red light.

The driver had to be cut from the cab and is listed in very serious condition. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was bringing linens to a Marriott hotel, was not seriously hurt.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. So far, no charges have been filed.

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