A 20-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a taxi driver in Midtown Manhattan yesterday.

The incident happened when the unidentified pedestrian was crossing W. 57th Street at Eighth Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. A driver in a yellow SUV struck her as he made a right turn onto Eighth Avenue.

The woman was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition. Officials told the News she is likely to die.

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The cab driver, who has been identified as 29-year-old Babul Miah, stayed at the scene. Miah, who had only been licensed to drive a cab for a year, was arrested and charged with failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian (part of the new Right-of-Way Law).