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Four Hurt In Three-Car Collision In Murray Hill

A DOT truck driver collided with an allegedly speeding Honda Civic driver last night, sending both vehicles crashing into a taxi in Murray Hill this morning, according to multiple reports.

Police say the driver of a Honda Civic was "traveling at a high rate of speed" north on 3rd Avenue before crashing into a DOT truck going east on 34th Street, at the intersection of East 34th and 3rd. The impact of the crash, which took place shortly before 2:30 a.m., threw the Civic into a parked taxi nearby.

"The car was coming up and had a red light," a witness told DNAinfo. "The truck had a green light and hit the car. The car was going really fast, like 70 mph, too fast." Another witness backed up the speeding account, telling the Post that the driver of the Civic "must have been going at least 120 miles an hour."

A police spokesperson could not immediately confirm that the driver of the Civic was speeding or that they had run a red light.

The driver of the truck and the driver of the taxi were both treated for minor injuries at NYU Medical Center and then released. However, the driver of the Civic, and the car's passenger, were both taken to Bellevue where they were listed in serious but stable condition.

An NYPD spokesperson said that an investigation of the crash is still ongoing and that charges are pending against the driver of the Civic.

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