Last night around 9 p.m. two cabs crashed into scaffolding at Broadway and East 8th Street. A witness on the scene told WCBS "that one of the cabs tried to overtake the other before the two collided and careened across Broadway at the corner of E. 8th Street, jumping the curb and coming to rest on the sidewalk under the scaffolding." (There's some video of the aftermath after the jump.)
Another witness told the Post, "The backside of one cab hit the pol. Then they spun and the scaffolding collapsed." The six adults who were injured were passengers in the cabs, and escaped with only minor injuries. Earlier this morning the 8th Street station was closed, but traffic was moving on the street, and Washington Square News reports that construction to rebuild would begin at 7 a.m.