MANHATTAN, NY – An Uber driver crashed into the side of a Harlem building Thursday after his vehicle was struck by a driver attempting to flee the scene of a previous collision.
According to New York Daily News, the collision occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. A driver in a maroon Hyundai hit an Uber vehicle while speeding down Manhattan Avenue near West 115th Street. The Uber driver, Moussa Sandwidi, lost control of his car, drove over the curb, and crashed into the side of a building.
The Hyundai crashed into Sandwidi’s car while fleeing the scene of another accident. A few minutes prior, the Hyundai drove through a red light at the intersection of Fredrick Douglass Boulevard and West 16th Street. He crashed into an Odyssey and then drove away from the scene. A state correctional officer and his wife were in the Odyssey at the time of the collision, and the officer pursued the Hyundai to the scene of the second collision.
Sandwidi sustained minor cuts and bruises from the accident, and medics treated his injuries at the scene. However, a passenger in the Uber, the state correctional officer, and his wife all sustained more serious injuries during the collisions. All three victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The Hyundai driver attempted to flee the second collision as well, but a witness was able to stop him. The police took the Hyundai driver into custody for operating a vehicle without a license. He is not facing any other charges at this time.
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