Four people were injured after a multi-car crash on the Upper East Side yesterday night, including one man who was pinned between two of the cars. "The man was getting something out of the back of his parked SUV when the cars hit each other. He was stuck between them and just screaming," witness Beata Dheriault told the Post after the incident on Second Avenue near 82nd Street just before 8 p.m.
According to DNAInfo, a TLC-licensed black Lincoln Town Car traveling south on Second Avenue had tried to swerve to avoid a car that cut him off, but instead crashed into a line of vehicles parked on the east side of the avenue between East 82nd and 81st streets. The man who had been trying to load the trunk of a black Ford Explorer SUV was pinned.
"It sounded like an explosion. And then I heard screams,” said a witness who works at Pazzia pizzeria on the block. “The guy's legs, they were crushed. He was traumatized." Another witness said she moved out of the way just in time to avoid being hit by the car: “It was terrifying...You could smell something burning. I've never seen anything like that. It was scary,” said Kylie Harper. Altogether, four people were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.