Veteran Taxi Driver Killed in New York Pedestrian Crash

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

A camera inside the beauty salon at Crescent Street and Queens Plaza South recorded part of a fatal, and by all accounts gruesome, crash on March 29, 2011.

The accident occurred when a red 2007 Volkswagen was exiting the Queensboro Bridge on the Queens side. The car allegedly failed to negotiate the curve, lost control, become airborne, and flipped over, hitting a pedestrian and a building.

The pedestrian who was hit has been identified as 68-year-old Anthony Buscemi, a New York City taxi driver who had just left the subway and was walking to work on the sidewalk outside the Villa de Beaute Salon at about 4 a.m. on March 29.

Mr. Buscemi, a 25-year veteran cab driver, was killed at the scene of the accident. He is survived by a son.

Witnesses of the accident say that the whole front end of the car was taken off. The car driver, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His passenger was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Traffic was disrupted throughout the morning commute as officials investigated and cleaned up the crash.

We extend our condolences to the family of Anthony Buscemi following this New York City car accident.

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